Category Archives: Contributors

  • Te Awa Tupuna - Voices from the River

    Te Awa Tupuna – Voices from the River

    Te Awa Tupua – Voices from the River, the new documentary from Paora Joseph, the director of the revelatory Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka (2012), tells the story of his own iwi and their long struggle to regain guardianship over their ancestral taonga, the Whanganui River. The ...

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  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 4, by Olly Ohlson

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 4, by Olly Ohlson

    One of the messages contained in the poutama tukutuku is ‘no matter how much we learn, there is more to learn’ – I love that. It’s obvious that our wise ancestors communicated on many levels through oral as well as simple arts & craft forms so that stories were phrased and told in ...

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  • Taku Haerenga (My Journey) by Missmaorigal

    Taku Haerenga (My Journey) by Missmaorigal

    For todays’ modern Maori, the choice to learn and embrace their Maoritanga isn’t a process that happens overnight. More often than not, there is a catalyst, a starter, someone or something that leads you to ask questions. Something that makes you ask yourself what it is to be Maori.  I can ...

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  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 3, by Olly Ohlson

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 3, by Olly Ohlson

    As I’ve mentioned previously I have defined mauri as being – the consciousness energy that is in and around all living things. This definition took me a while to settle on as I wanted to do justice to all of the information I had been given at various stages of my life. I have to […]

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  • Mauri Hauora Walk Talk

    Mauri Hauora Walk Talk

    About the symbols used in kowhaiwhai, tukutuku and carvings; what are they about really? For years I felt that there were deeper and more meaningful messages hidden within them but I couldn’t find anything that would support that … until I took up religious studies. I discovered metaphysics and ...

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