Te Ao Māori
Ballroom culture has just celebrated 10 years in Aotearoa.
“We have the responsibilities to our tūpuna (ancestors) to uphold."
“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.”
“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.”
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."
“Share your treasures with your world.”
“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."
“Drink some beers, self-reflect, go to the gym.”
Traditionally men have led the karakia for hautapu.
“Tātatau is so important to me because it’s something I don’t just wear, but it’s something I live.”
“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.
"If people do not use the Hawai’ian language, it will cease to exist."
Wāhine Māori are 1.4 times more likely to die from breast cancer than non - Māori.
Irene Tawa is the first person in her whānau to graduate from college and managed to do it abroad.
The Māori Money Movement series is created in partnership with Sorted.
“ I didn’t choose brick laying, brick laying chose me.”
Māori can get 14 seats if all Maori choose Māori.
"Under the current system - absolutely cut ties."
From the Auckland floods to Cyclone Gabrielle, Aotearoa has been hit hard by extreme weather events.
“ Just like riding horses and going hunting, and yeah…feel like I’m a Māori”
“We want to be millionaires, rich in whenua.”