Parihaka is a beautiful community in the Taranaki region. It is located between Mount Taranaki and the Tasman Sea. In the 1870s and 1880s the settlement, then reputed to be the largest Māori village in New Zealand, became the center of a major campaign on non-violent resistance to European occupation of confiscated land in the area.
This month the Computers in Homes whānau were very fortunate to experience the hospitality of the people of Parihaka and learn about the history, aspirations and future planning for this community.
An absolute pleasure and privilege being part of the group to visit and experience Parihaka.
"Maungarongo ki runga i te Whenua
Whakaaroo pai ki ngaa taangata kaatoa
Aroha tangata ki tangata
Ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea"
(Peace on Earth, Goodwill and Love to all mankind, no matter whom, No matter where they are from. )