Te Mangai Paho
“When they step into that realm, they feel a shift, a movement in the wairua.”
“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.
Wāhine Māori are 1.4 times more likely to die from breast cancer than non - Māori.
“ I didn’t choose brick laying, brick laying chose me.”
“ Just like riding horses and going hunting, and yeah…feel like I’m a Māori”
“We want to be millionaires, rich in whenua.”
“This has been a long time coming for me to this Te Matatini”
“Live it up till that moment comes, and then woop”
“I’d die with both of those options”
Here’s a cheap recipe from Aunty Trish to help feed your flat or whānau.
“More, give us more!”
“For me it was easy.”
“Don’t lie, bro.”
Here’s a fun way to add some new kupu to your kite this Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.
“This work connects me to my ancestors - to my dad and the work he does."
"When I'm on the water, it's always energising and makes me feel happy."
“My children won’t feel the same shame my dad and I once felt.”
“Being yourself is so much more valuable than trying to mimic or trying to imitate someone else.”
“Māori really know how to connect to horses. The horse can really sense that spiritual essence..."
“What does it take to blow $10,000 a year? Just $27.40 a day in miscellaneous spending.”
“It’s not as though this knowledge is new, it’s an intrinsic part of who we are.”
“Every iwi has their own way of reciting their pepeha.”
“We do have some good guys, we do have some bad guys but both feed off the same energy.”
“We are told from our people, we need this.”
“For some people it’s just wanting to pay homage or incorporate their culture.”
“I have eaten kina once in my whole entire life: I know, 10 brownie points taken off me as a Māori.”
“I want to live how our ancestors did.”
“Ko te hiahia kia ora pērā i te wā e ora ai o mātou tīpuna.
“The history of the kūmara goes way back; it’s in our DNA, it’s in our whakapapa."
“They’ve never known the truth, they’ve always known the Pākehā version.”
"We're trying to spark up people's life force to bring them back to fullness."
‘Courage isn’t hard, courage is just the deep breath you take before you make a hard decision’