Posts Tagged ‘Maori prayer’

References to Tangaroa in Wellington’s climate change plan irks councillors

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Tangaroa – the Māori god of the sea – may be little more than a mythological figure, but the mere mention of the divine being’s name in Wellington’s climate change plan has some city councillors spooked. Read more Related Posts:Māori participation in Manawatū District Council…Time to consider petrol and diesel car import ban,…Climate change puts Read more

Councils choosing karakia over prayers to open meetings

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Hawke’s Bay councils choosing karakia over prayers to open meetings. Across Hawke’s Bay/Tararua only half of the six councils have an official prayer which references religion. Of these three, two favour a karakia (a Maori formal greeting similar to a prayer). Continue reading Related Posts:e-prayer rug: digital support to Muslim prayerLibrary interfaith prayer area plans Read more

Maori karakia causes Rodney Hide to chuckle

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

I am an anti-theist. I just don’t believe in God. I am pleased there isn’t one. Nothing would irritate me more than a supernatural force knowing everything and hovering above directing all that happens in the world. It would be like suffering a metaphysical Kim Jong-il without the farce or humour. I like the organ Read more