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Strong, Proud Māori Cultural Warriors

For my visit to Te Puia in Rotorua, I liked the add-on cultural performance best. The geyser and mud pool were the main geothermal features draw but I’ve seen some fairly similar formations in Japan and Iceland. 226 more words


Taking Two To Waitangi

While I was in New Zealand I visited the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This museum, Art Gallery, and general tourist trap, offers a history of the founding of the modern state. 708 more words


Everyday I work for the betterment of people.

My people.

I am Māori.

But in this work I stand alone.

The sole individual in a sea of faces not like my own. 346 more words


No Home, No Library Card

Photo: Getty
Auckland Libraries in New Zealand figured out why their books were going missing and came up with a win-win solution.

If you know how to read, you want to read, and librarians want you to read. 346 more words

Travel: Maori waka ama (racing war canoe) on Auckland Harbour

Waka Ama is a sport akin to outrigger canoe racing or group rowing. It’s based on traditional modes of Polynesian sea travel which relied upon celestial navigation. 67 more words


Addressing unemployment stressed by factions

Shane Jones’ push for ‘work-for-the-dole’ schemes to get people off couches and into work has highlighted a number factions that put stress on any policy making and implementing. 517 more words


How do I use macrons for words in Te Reo Māori in gmail on my Mac?

Don Brash came to me in a dream the other night and told me that I needed to figure out how to use macrons on my computer when I’m writing words in Te Reo Māori. 385 more words