It has become tradition that we go on a day trip on my birthday. This year it was not quite a daytrip but a few hour trip to Port Levi. I have never been there before and actually that's why I wanted to go there. Port Levi is a Bay in Banks Peninsula 12km from Diamond Harbour where we go quite regularly. Nearly 100 people live there but mid 19th century it was an important Maori settlement and about 400 people lived there. Than it was called koukourarata. Talking about Maori. I received a beautiful Koru today from my son. A koru is a Maori symbol of new beginning, so that must be a sign.