BRITISH ROYAL SENNA KOWHAI LEWIS NEWS – FAMILY TREE IS BRANCHING OUT
Senna Kowhai‘s Maori side of the young British Royals whanau (family) tree, is branching out.
Senna’s father is Gary Lewis of Gisborne, East Coast New Zealand. His wife, the lovely Lady Davina have named their young son who was born on May 25th 2012, Tane Mahuta. It is a solid Maori name drawn from ancient Maori mythological culture and legend of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Baby Tane Mahuta is also brother to Ari Lewis, Gary’s son from a previous marriage and as mentioned Senna, now 2. Gary is from a Kiwi shearer family and he has a building company management background. Lady Davina… her family… is pretty famous. :)
The youngest Lewis is twenty-sixth in line to the British throne.
A cute story fusing local and British heritage.
New Zealand Woman’s Weekly specialize in Royal news in New Zealand. Read up at the tabloid’s website.
About the young Royal’s name in Maori mythology: As legend told, “Tāne is the son of Ranginui the sky father and Papatuanuku, the earth mother.
Tāne separates his parents from their marital embrace until his father the sky is high above mother earth. Tāne then sets about clothing his mother with vegetation. The birds and the trees of the forest are regarded as Tāne’s children.”
It’s a story that reminds us of how the living elements of the environment are one family connected between earth and sky in relationship.
Photo caption: Lady Davina, husband Gary Lewis and daughter Senna Kowhai with Autumn, Peter and Savannah Phillips. A Rex features photograph.
What te pepi tenei means for te whanau a Lewis ma: Ko Hohepa he peka hua, he peka hua i te taha o te puna; e toro atu ana ona manga ki tua o te taiepa: I whakatupu kino nga kaikopere i a ia, i pere mai hoki, i kino hoki ki a ia: Otiia i mau tana kopere i runga i te kaha, a i whakapakaritia nga takakau o ona ringa e nga ringa o te Mea Kaha o Hakopa, no reira nei te hepara, te kamaka o Iharaira,
Ara e te Atua o tou papa, mana ano koe e awhina; e te Kaha Rawa hoki, mana e tuku mai ki a koe nga manaaki o te rangi i runga, nga manaaki hoki o te rire e takoto ana i raro, nga manaaki o nga u, o te kopu hoki: Hira ake nga manaaki a tou papa i nga manaaki a oku tupuna, tae atu ana ki tera taha rawa o nga pukepuke tu tonu: ka tau iho ena mea ki runga ki te matenga o Hohepa, ki te tumuaki hoki ona i motuhia atu nei i ona tuakana.
Mauri Ora tatou. A very special taonga. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.9.12~