Over the years, the Pearls hikoi around the nation has seen many Kuia and Kaumatua (elders) join us from their different rohe (area). We are very blessed, and very proud to hikoi with so many forerunners of the gospel.
Pacific Pearls has a Roopu of around 35-40 Kaumatua from around the motu (country). Our Pearls Movement crosses over the great divide of denomination, hapu (tribes) and Iwi (people), uniting us for the bigger cause. We have watched as God has strategically woven together our people from every different tribe and every nation “KOTAHITANGA” – “ONE PEOPLE” – “UNITY”.
Remember, this is not a Maori thing, and for Maori only. We embrace all men, women and children of all nationalities (we wouldn’t be Maori if we did). Anyone over 58 is welcome to join our Roopu, regardless of your nationality. We are all one in Christ.
Our Roopu Kaumatua Chair is Kataraina Wihongi. Kataraina hails from the North and loves to serve the Lord.
We welcome all who wish to join our Roopu Kaumatua. The main criteria to belong to the Roopu is that you must be 58yrs+ to join, and be able to embrace change as our kaupapa continues to evolve and change. If you choose to come on the hikoi with us, please let our National Director know if you require extra care (i.e.: a bed, transport, close to toilets, hearing difficulties etc). We would be more than happy to liaise with you direct. Mobile: 021 129 7448