"Inā kei mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe i hea,

kei te mohio koe,Kei te anga atu ki hea"

"If you know who you are, and where you are from,

then you will know, where you are going".

 I te taha o tōku papa

Ko Tarawera tōku maunga

Ko Tarawera tōku awa

Ko Te Arawa tōku waka

Ko Rangitihi tōku marae

Ko Ngāti Rangitihi tōku iwi

Ko Ngāti Mahi tōku hapu

Ko Mason (Meihana)tōku whānau

I te taha o tōku mama

Ko Kotukurerengatahi tōku maunga

Ko Punakitere tōku awa

Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua tōku waka

Ko Kotuku tōku marae

Ko NgaPuhi tōku iwi

Ko Ngaitewake tōku hapu

Ko Taniora tōku whānau

Ko Jasmine Mason tōku ingoa

 Oldest child to my mother

Who is the oldest to her mum and dad

Oldest moko to my Koro, who was the oldest of his siblings

Oldest granddaughter to my Nana, who was the oldest of her siblings

Only sister of 2 siblings on my mums side and the 5th youngest of 6 siblings 

Born in Auckland and raised by two women in Melbourne Australia in the 80's.

Disconnected from my whānau, whakapapa and whenua.

Returned to Aotearoa with no understanding of being Māori.

1991 – Awareness

Te Kura Tuarua o Ngā Tapuwae

Inspirational Kaiako: Te Kepa and Pani Stirling

I still believed I was half-cast until I was 14, my kaiako asked me, "Show me what part is Māori and what part is Pakeha?" I looked at myself and understood from that day. I am Māori.


I have raised 3 beautiful, strong, independent young adults who make me proud and inspire me every day.

I have been absolutely privileged to work and perform Kapa with inspiring people and friends throughout my career in Education and the Arts!

I am inspired by people who are themselves and don't apologise for it!

Connecting to music and taiao inspires me.

I'm inspired to rangahau and connect with my whānau history and whakapapa and whenua.

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