Native Affairs - Kia Mānu, Kia Ora

By Renee Kahukura-Iosefa

Well the East Coast of Aotearoa has taken a hammering today as Cyclone Pam continues her rampage over the Pacific.

But it's over confidence on the water not the bad weather that's been making waves in the East Coast settlement of Mahia.

The loss of 2 lives in 2 separate incidents has forced locals to reflect on their attitude towards Tangaroa.