Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Toni Huata

Singer Toni Huata talks about being raised as a whāngai by her grandparents. Her birth mother, Hera Huata, was 19 when she gave birth to Toni, and willingly allowed her parents to whāngai Toni.

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Whānau and whāngai', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017