Word of the day


Kuchisabishii (口寂しい, くちさびしい) – lonely mouth; longing or craving to have or put something in one’s mouth.

Te Aroha



ED Musos:Tēnā koutou. Te Aroha is a waiata/song composed in 1983 by Morvin Te Anatipa Simon (Te Ātihanui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Apa, Tūwharetoa).

Here you see it performed by health care workers from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia in June 2020.

We send our love and support to everyone who has felt the impact of COVID-19.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Lyrics: Te aroha Te whakapono Me te rangimārie Tātou tātou

Te Aroha – Love

Te whakapono – Faith

Me te rangimārie – And peace

Tātou tātou e – Be amongst us all

Sunday soapbox


Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13.

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