Jump ahead from there some 1,200 years and we find not where this story begins, but rather where this article begins. It is on a Bus in Toronto lumbering down a steep slightly meandering hill towards the subway station. If you are paying attention, you sometimes can catch a glimpse of a tiny, forelorn little cemetery, scarcely a house plot in size..
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Purdue ranks second in the Big Ten and 59th national in aces per set at 1.54. Junior Jena Otec leads the team with 0.42 aces per set, which ranks first in the Big Ten and 38th in the nation. Otec has 50 aces this season, the most by a Boilermaker since Jill Whiteman registered 50 in 1990.
It’s obvious he’s proud of his Ngaiterangi, Ngati Ranganui, Ngati Mahuta and Ngati Koroki lineage.”In terms of Ngaiterangi we have to learn about leadership and planning for the next 25 years. When you are out there slugging away in society, it’s hard to think down the track. We are in the engine room of building a forward looking New Zealand.”But we need to be preparing our people for that and getting people thinking about preparing their children for the future and letting them contribute to society in a meaningful way.”While Stanley is positive about the future for his own tamariki and those of the iwi, his own upbringing as a youngster wasn’t always that rosy.Sitting on chairs in the back garden outside the converted two storey house, the hub for the hard working iwi team, Stanley’s voice drops a few decibels as he begins to talk about his childhood.His parents met in Auckland when his dad Ricki Stanley was a stoker on the Kestrel ferry in Devonport and his mum Puti just happened to be a passenger.Stanley was born in a rush “somewhere in Tauranga” before his mother could make it to hospital from Matakana Island in Tauranga Harbour.The first four years of his life were spent on the island.