Name: Margaret Te Urutarewa Broughton (nee Poka)
Age: Rima tekau mā toru ōku tau.
Hapu Representitive for: Ngāti Tauaiti, Te Moutere o Matakana.
What is your whakapapa? Grandparents and parents.
Kō Mauao te maunga, kō Tauranga te moana, kō Ngai Te Rangi te iwi, kō Myra Maikara Mare tōku māmā.
Kō Maungatautari te Maunga, kō Waikato te awa, kō Ngāti Korokī te hapū, kō Ngā Take Te Poka Paki tōku pāpā.
Nō te Moutere o Matakana ahau.
Where did you grow up? And your fondest childhood memory.
Until the age of 5, we lived at Poripori where I have fond memories of mum raising chickens to sell the eggs. Us tamariki would help mum with feeding the heihei, collecting the eggs, and looking after the little chickies. My dad (Dag to those who knew him well) was a farmer and although I do not have a lot of memories of him, I do remember he and my brothers would go out hunting and they would bring the dead deer or pig home and slap it on the table in the kitchen to cut up...perhaps not a fond memory for some but hey that was kai!
At the age of about 5 (my father having recently passed away) we moved to Matakana Island to live with my mum’s mātua, Koro Witana and Nanny Te Uru Mare. Wow what a paradise! Some of my fondest memories are of swimming, pipi, te ākau, te ngāhere, titiko, ngā marae, the wharf, riding hoiho, Rātahi Rock oysters, pāpaka, pātiki, setting the nets, karakia, cleaning the nets and catching heaps of ika, spending all day out doing something and not getting home till late (often to avoid chores lol); and doing all this with my bestest friends – my cuzzies and my whānau. I have to say that not much has changed on Te Moutere since then and my biggest wawatā is that our mokopuna and mokopuna tuarua, tuatoru..have the oportunity to experience such an awesome whakapakeke.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
What it is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“Live long and prosper”
One thing about you people would be surprised to know?
I am a sci-fi fan from way back hence the astronaut and my piece of advice
What do you enjoy doing for leisure?
Anything to do with our mokopuna (5 of them so far) and our 3 tamariki.
What music do you currently have playing in your car?
Old school sounds if I am driving.