Kia Ora Whanau! Whakamoemiti atu, kia Ihoa onga mano, Matua,Tama,Wairuatapu,Anahera Pono, mete, Mangai Ae. This photo was taken during my 50th birthday.Ive lived here in Ratana Paa all my life along with whanau, especially Mum and Dad who have been the backbone physically,mentally,spiritually, behind without a doubt the reason why im still here today,Enough about me*My dad was Private James Maraku 816564 D coy,he never spoke to me much about his time serving his country but did mention having alot of his collections and medals misplace during his time at home but when you consider those lives that were lost having him home matter the most .This SITE has given a breath of fresh air to whanau around the motu and further, to share positivity ,gain info, stories,photos,and so on, mihi atu kia koutou katoa.A photo of private James(dad)Maraku first soldier off the ramp on their return at Wellington wharf he has a smile that says it all, love you all Reo Maraku ps, photo on its way aue! Ake Ake kia kaha e! Mangai tautoko ae.