“He taniwha kei te haere mai, he taniwha tai kuhu tai huna, kore rawa koe e kitea kia kitea rano i nga kanohi a au mokopuna, ina tae ki tena, ko te rongoā, me hipokingia to mokopuna ki te kahu aroha a te whānau”.
- Prophet Aperihama Toanui, 1883
“There is a demon on its way. It is a demon that will arrive stealthily and deviously; you will not even see it coming and you won’t even know it is here until you see it in the eyes of your mokopuna. And when you do, the only solution is to clothe your mokopuna with the cloak of aroha, of the love of the whānau”.