Today I got a very very special present from my Granny who went to the South Island in New Zealand for a holiday. She got my brother and I each a necklace called a Pounamu, a greenstone pendant which is very very sacred in Maori culture. What makes the Pounamu even more special is that you can not buy them for yourself you can only receive one as a gift. What's also very interesting is that overtime the more you wear your Pounamu it changes its colour to a honey gold.
The New Zealand and Maori cultures are very important to me as I am from New Zealand. Learning about my Pounamu and wearing it proudly show that I am proud of where my family and I came from.
Thank you Granny for the Pounamu I will treasure it for ever and ever!