He Kuaka


Naida’s reflections  include discussion about how we need to retune our ears to listen to the bird. It reminds her of the days that when an elder spoke their word was sacrosanct. This voice contained wisdom and carried authority.

This little bird arrives with wisdom of both worlds, “both sides of the veil”, that of the living, and that where those who have passed on dwell.

Naida says that the leadership role of the Kahukura should be recognised and “edified”.