Introducing Aroha Nuis (NZ) - first time Golden Oldies!

Words by Anahera Brown

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Aroha: A verb. Meaning to love or feel pity or concern for.

Nui: A verb. Meaning to be large, many, important.

Very loosely translated, Aroha Nuis means all of these things:

1. Lots of love.
2. Please feel sorry for us.
3. We’re very important and lovely.

We are Aroha Nuis. Family and friends from Aotearoa (NZ). We’ve played netball for Hutt City Netball (a club in Lower Hutt, Wellington) since 2004.

We’ve been on a few netball trips over the years, nailed a Guinness Book of records attempt; we even tried the Pan-Pacific Masters in 2018 but we heard that the Golden Oldies might be more our ‘speed’.

Thank you for having us and let’s have fun together, play some netball, enjoy beautiful Hawaii and maybe we can teach you a poi and a waiata while we’re at it.

Noho ora mai,
Aroha Nuis

Golden Oldies Netball Festival Hawaii 2020