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Tainui is the name of a Maori tribe. It is also the name of the Air New Zealand plane on which I left its shores for good. Waka is a Maori war canoe. Koru is the iconic NZ symbol on the tail of all its aircraft: it symbolises new life, growth, peace, and strength!

Tainui - that great waka in the sky -
  the flight of the Koru carrying me 
into the far orbits seven miles high 
  at altitude above the Tasman Sea.
And on its metallic longrider wing
  I gazed the moon and stars, the setting sun...
no man has seen a more glorious thing
  nor behoved a greater journey begun!
For I was lost to a crisis of dearth,
  to my fits of rage and ravage of woe,
to God in heaven and demons on Earth 
  till the last flight from desolation row.
Thus here I am a longrider who flew
on the wings of Tainui back to you.

                    For Les

                  July 1997

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Date: 1/26/2016 9:51:00 PM
Keith, congrats on your fine win. XOX - LINDA -
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Date: 1/14/2016 9:37:00 PM
Keith, congratulations on your win!feel I'm up on the plane :-)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/14/2016 10:13:00 PM
Appreciate it Eve. It's cloud illusions I recall...I really don't know clouds at all!
Date: 1/14/2016 9:16:00 PM
Keith, Congrats on your Into The Blue win. ** SKAT **
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Date: 1/14/2016 10:13:00 PM
Thanks Skat.
Date: 5/21/2014 10:42:00 AM
aways interesting to read about new stuff
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