I hear people say, “if it wasn’t for us …” excuse me .. take a look at our trading knowledge and experience before you even came to our shores. Indigenous trading was alive and well.. actually global trading was alive and well, honorable trading (well honorable relative to that era). Do you think as a people we remind ourselves just how strategic we were, how intelligent and educated we were. We are too busy and distracted on those indicators which are measuring us as a people, but in actual fact, if we tell ourselves and our tamariki about our awesome past, the change will begin .. take a look at this http://www.tewakamokopuna.net/flag.html, just read it, you have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.Google more information for your basket. Even the wars at Rangiriri will give you an insight on how friken awesome we were..