Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarega 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, Potahui 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.