Te Ao Māori
The word ‘monogamy’ originates from Greek and European thought.
Te Matahiapo Safari Hynes writes on what the new government's policies mean for Māori.
Is colonisation the reason why wāhine don’t whaikōrero?
“It becomes a part of your brand as a person. ‘Oh Jade has endo’.”
“It’s made everything even more deep and meaningful. You’re carrying an ocean inside you.”
Should you take flowers? Do you wear black? And how many days does a tangi go for?
“When they step into that realm, they feel a shift, a movement in the wairua.”
“The people back home, who built this whare, you can still feel to this day.”
“It’s a tribute to rural Māori kids who grew up on professional wrestling in the 90s.”
Georgia Latu is CEO of Pōtiki Poi, the company that made 32,000 poi for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Ohinga spent a day on the trail with Green Party Wellington Central candidate Tamatha Paul.
Arena Williams won her first electorate seat in in 2014 at the age of 24.
Do you know your tuakana from your teina?
"A town committed to nurturing its language, its people, and its vibrant culture."
“He pai tēnā?”
“Share your treasures with your world.”
"It takes doing it in real life, not just in my head, and that’s hard."
“Patua te whakamā, don't be ashamed, learning is a process, and learning is a journey."
"This is huge for us. We’ve long been in discussions about this, about today."
So what is the difference between being on the Māori roll and being on the general roll?
“Anything to do with our culture, I love seeing it.”
“This is our birthright, Tangihanga is a birthright for Māori."
Mātātoa is the first Māori language CrossFit event in the country.
“My advice for those dealing with family with dementia , I would say just to practice patience”
"Matariki serves as a unifying force, bringing people from all walks of life together."
Matariki is very much connected to the kai we receive throughout the year.
“Drink some beers, self-reflect, go to the gym.”
Matariki is coming up, which is a time for celebrations, reflection and looking forward.
This year, the Matariki public holiday falls on July 14.
Traditionally men have led the karakia for hautapu.