• Presenter(s):
    Sophronia Mete-Smith
  • Show Times:
    Mondays at 6pm


Pārongo Whakaaturanga

It isn't easy out here in these Whaea-Preneur Streets, right? I used to feel as if it were just me struggling to get it all right; be the best whaea/mum; manage Menopause, Endometriosis and PCoS; do all the things; support my Marae, Hapū and Iwi, be all the things and be in all the places. After hitting walls and experiencing highs and lows I turned to mentors and an entrepreneur community which helped me get out of my own head and out of my way.  I made it my mission to assist other Whaea (and Matua) to get comfortable being uncomfortable and get out of their own head and their own way. 

One of my favourite whakatauki is: He iti hau marangai e tū te pāhokahoka: Just like a rainbow after the storm, success follows failure

We are often discouraged whenever we face trials and challenges in our lives. We become weak and insecure. We reach the point when we just want to give up. However, take heart. Failures are ingredients to success. Making mistakes is essential but it doesn’t have to stop there. You have to learn from them. Eventually, after all the problems you face, you’ll definitely see the rainbow at the end of the day.

Ko Wai Au? 

Ko Maungarake ngā pae maunga

Ko Ruamahanga me Taueru ngā awa

Ko Wairarapa te Moana

Ko Hurunui-o-rangi te Marae

Ko Ngāti Parera te hapū

Ko Kahungunu me Rangitāne ngā iwi

Ko Takitimu ko Kurahaupō nga waka

Ko Sophronia Smith tōku ingoa.

I am a proud single Māmā, lover of te reo māori me ōna tikanga, singer, kapa haka performer, entrepreneur, trader, dish washer, and self appointed comedian. 


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