Te Ao Māori
"When I'm on the water, it's always energising and makes me feel happy."
Now almost 25% of Māori speak te reo as a first language.
“My children won’t feel the same shame my dad and I once felt.”
‘It’s making a lie of my nan, it’s making a lie of my mum.’
“Māori really know how to connect to horses. The horse can really sense that spiritual essence..."
“It’s not as though this knowledge is new, it’s an intrinsic part of who we are.”
"You’re going to be playing some beats while I am planting the trees.”
Today Matariki reappeared in the dawn sky, signaling the beginning of the Māori New Year.
Re: talks to the Kirikiriroa-based artist about rest, whānau, what this time of year means to them.
For people who aren’t sure about what to do for Matariki, we've got you covered.
"It’s different for everyone."
“I’ll be honest, my greatest desire is for all Māori land to be returned to Māori.”
“Every iwi has their own way of reciting their pepeha.”
Tributes have been flowing in for the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei leader.
It's a pushback against Don Brash's Hobson's Pledge.
“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.”
The church will offer any future church-owned land for sale to local iwi before anyone else.
“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."
Whakatū rākau focuses on defence guards and mau rākau on wielding weaponry.
“They’ve never known the truth, they’ve always known the Pākehā version.”
"Moral boosters through turbulent times"
'March to Victory' was written by Corporal Anania Amohau of the B Company.
Kōhine Whakarua Ponika of Tūhoe and Ngāti Porou descent was an expert in song writing.
“Many don’t realise the significant role our relatives of Te-Moananui-a-Kiwa played [in WWII]”.
‘E te Hokowhitu a Tū’ was written by Tuini Ngāwai for Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu
The hymn was sung by soldiers on their departure from Palmerston North on Anzac Day 1940.
"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’