May 8, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

NZ Doodle 4 Google Online (but we like this one!)

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Late in 2009 Google sent out word to Aotearoa that a contest would be held to create a Google Doodle (the image you see on Google’s homepage) which would be displayed this year for all to see and celebrate.

Thousands of entries were received and 100 finalists were chosen. Three judges then selected the top 20 to go to a public vote in October 2009.

All 20 selected winners (between the Years 1-10) then flew down to Wellington where the king of Google’s Doodles (Dennis Hwang) was there to announce the winner. You can see the winning doodle here. But voted for Havannah Pearson’s “Doogle” and we just wanted to share it with you. Mean kotiro!


My Maori NZ

This doodle shows my marae in Kaiaua- Wharekawa. I have made the first ‘O’ into a symbol like Maori TV, the ‘G’ into a poi that my school uses for Kapa Haka it has the school colours on the handle. The ‘L’ represents my green stone that my Grandad gave to me this year. It is very special to me.

Name: Havannah Pearson
Pukekohe Intermediate
Pukekohe, Auckland

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