Ruana enjoys being able to learn more and more about himself through the rich history that Aotearoa holds and sharing new knowledge with our manuhiri. Being a Tour Guide provides Ruana with challenges and opportunities to be immersed in Te Ao Māori.
Name you like to be called? Ruana
Ki te taha o tōku māmā
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Whakarongorua tōku maunga
Ko Utakura tōku awa
Ko Hokianga tōku moana
Ko Mokonui-ā-rangi me Mataitaua ngā marae
Ko Mahurehure me Ngati Toro ngā hapū
Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi
Ki te taha o tōku Pāpā
Ko Puaikura te vaka
Ko Arorangi tōku kāinga
Ko Raemaru Me Maungaroa ngā maunga
Ko Avaavaroa me Rutaki ngā ava
Ko Te Moana-Nui-ā-Kiva te moana
Nō Rarotonga ahau
Favourite thing about your job!
I really enjoy being able to learn more and more about myself through the rich history that Aotearoa holds, from learning the history and then delivering that same history to people in a tour. I enjoy this job for its challenges and opportunities it gives to be more in touch with Te Ao Māori.
Interests outside of job!
I enjoy Dancing, music and exploring places my eyes are yet to see as well as spending time with whānau, friends and my beautiful partner. I also enjoy learning anything I can about Te Ao Māori as I know my journey throughout Te Ao Māori will be a never ending one.