Posts Tagged ‘Maori culture’

4th Māoriland Film Festival: a stunning line up of movies and activities

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Māoriland Film Festival

The  fourth annual Māoriland Film Festival will take place in Ōtaki 15 to 19 March 2017 The programme includes multi-award winning features, documentaries and short films, two of which are nominated for Oscars There are 121 Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Workshops, Kōrero and other special events over five days. Movies include: 8 New Zealand premieres of Read more

Tangata whenua permission needed for St Paul’s toilet block

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Church goers in Paihia may be busting to go to the loo – but they can’t go yet. St Paul’s Anglican Church, known as the stone church, on Marsden Rd in Paihia has been trying to build a toilet block for forty years. Due to building on consecrated ground and heritage restrictions their plans have Read more

Prayer is “not a religious thing” says headmaster

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Kelston Intermediate principal Phil Gordon says the prayers (karakia) said at his school are “not a religious thing but a cultural thing.” Prime Minister, John Key says teachers in schools should be able to opt-out of delivering a karakia in schools if they wanted to. Maori Affairs Minster, Pita Sharples. says because there are a lot of Read more

Queen’s Birthday honours for Morvin and Kura Simon

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Fifty years in music performance and kapa haka has earned Queen’s Birthday honours for husband and wife Morvin and Kura Simon. Mr Simon is now a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) and his wife has a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM). Asked whether all those years of composing songs, singing and tutoring Read more

Countdown, Catholics and Māori Language week

Friday, July 8th, 2011

It is not always easy to get organisations and institutions to buy into Maori Language week. This year Countdown has taken a proactive role promoting te reo Māori during Māori Language week in all Countdown, Foodtown and Woolworths stores. This has been described by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori as  perhaps one of the most significant Māori Read more

Wai 262 calls for shift in attitudes

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

On Saturday The Waitangi Tribunal released its report, Ko Aotearoa Tēnei, in response to the Wai 262 claim It recommends wide-ranging reforms to laws and policies affecting Māori culture and identity and calls for the Crown-Māori relationship to move beyond grievance to a new era based on partnership. In the Report the Tribunal has called for a Read more