Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarenga is the ocean
Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is the mountain
Ko Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is the river
Ko Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is the ocean going canoe
Ko Potahi raua koTe Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahi and Te Reo Mihi are my traditional meeting places
Ko Te Aupouri, ko Ngati Kuri, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngapuhi nui tonu oku iwi, My tribes are Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and Ngapuhi
Ko Hinemoa taku ingoa, my name is Hinemoa Elder
Dr Hinemoa Elder has lived on Waiheke Island for 21 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working at the Child and Family Unit at Starship Hospital, in Auckland. She is also a Maori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain. You can also find her on Instagram @drhinemoa.