Bid to trademark Ka Mate words fails
(by TOM HUNT, stuff.co.nz) A bid to trademark portions of New Zealand’s most famous haka has failed in a precedent-setting case. Trademarks assistant commissioner Jennie Walden issued her ruling yesterday, saying that while lower North Island iwi Ngati Toa owned the Ka Mate haka and key ...Continue Reading...
Taonga to be sold on international market
Maori carved post fails to sell at NZ auction A Maori carved rimu post is being sent back overseas, after it failed to sell at a New Zealand auction. The poutokomanawa (centre post) measures about 1.3 metres high and supports the ridge pole of an ancestral house. It was designed by carver, ...Continue Reading...
Museum respects concerns of Iwi, cancels upcoming exhibit
(Stuff.co.nz) An art installation which would have filled an art museum with bubbles containing morgue water has been cancelled because of iwi concer The artwork, entitled ‘So it vanishes’ by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, was to go on display at Lower Hutt’s Dowse art ...Continue Reading...
Tikanga regarding Te Papa Toi Moko powhiri to be discussed
(Radio NZ) Te Papa museum’s co-leader says further talks are needed about how Toi Moko (Maori preserved heads) should be officially welcomed home from overseas. The subject has arisen due to a request by Tainui iwi during a powhiri at Te Papa on Friday for 20 toi moko repatriated from ...Continue Reading...
Weather delays Toi Moko from being returned
Bad weather has prevented the return of 20 Toi Moko to Te Papa museum today. Waiata were already being sung when several hundred people gathered for the ceremony were told the plane carrying the Toi Moko (tattooed heads) had been forced to return to Auckland, because of winds gusting up to 130 ...Continue Reading...
Maori Art forms take Paris by storm (Their Treasures have Souls)
TangataWhenua.com recently announced the upcoming exhibition, Their Treasures have Souls, in Paris. So it makes sense to provide details of the renowned Maori traditional arts experts who will be sharingtheir culture through public events designed to bring traditional culture alive for young ...Continue Reading...
In Touch with our Taonga – 2 day tactile display opens
(By MATT RILKOFF) Ancient Maori stone tools will come out of their glass cases and into the open at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth this weekend. Those who want can even touch the customary anchors, axe heads, pounders, clubs and sharpening stones Maori used for centuries before the arrival of ...Continue Reading...
Mau Rakau a Tuhoe
He pera ano tenei e kare ma he rahi nga mahi kai runga I nga pokohiwi I tenei wa. Heoi, kua whakaritea he ra tutakitaki ai te Kura Parawhakawai o Tuhoe. E whakaaro ana mo te pito o te tau, mo te marama o Tihema. 16,17,18,19, I te 20th kua hoki. Koinei pea te taima [...]Continue Reading...
Down under: the influence – Herald Scotland
One nation has the haka, a colourful Polynesian culture and a seemingly innate ability to thrive on the rugby pitch. The other hails from 11,000 miles away in northern Europe and rarely trouble the game’s great powers. At first glance you might struggle to see the bond between Maori and Scots ...Continue Reading...
25 years since Te Maori exhibition opened in New York (VIDEO)
This Saturday 10th September, it will be 25 years since the landmark Te Maori exhibition opened at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the excitement of the Rugby World Cup opening, the anniversary of the milestone exhibition may get lost, but Te Maori was the first journey by ...Continue Reading...
- An Open Statement on the true impact of the non-funding of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
- Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
- Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
- Treasure Rotorua campaign aims for Koutu to be ‘as safe as houses’
- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua