A two-part Learning Story. From the very beginning, Zara has been wrapped in the pōkeka of her whānau embrace and enveloped in a cloak of aroha, and empathy. This pōkeka has been carefully woven to take the shape of her as she learns and grows, providing her with warmth, comfort, and security. Because of this, aroha and manaakitanga are now deeply engrained within her wairua. With a mana that is strong, Zara is now empowered to nurture the mana of others within her community. This story is the first within a series that celebrates how Zara cloaks her community with aroha and manaaki.