Sylvia and the girls were more interested in the Haka which they said comes from the Tongan haka, meaning 'hand action while singing'. According to Maori ethos, Tama-nui-to-ra, the Sun God, had two wives, Hine-raumati, the Summer maid, and Hine takurua, the Winter maid. The child born to him and Hine-raumati was Tane-rore, who is credited with the origin of the dance. Tane-rore is the trembling of the air as seen on the hot days of summer, and represented by the quivering of the hands in the dance.
All very interesting. Then Mum appeared with a slice of left-over Birthday cake and in the scrumble to pounce on it we never quite worked out who had won the Match.
All we know is that Truffle and Mrs White got to the cake first! Gordon x