Posts Tagged ‘Maori spirituality’

Public exhibition of Te Kooti Ārikirangi Te Turuki manuscripts

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Some of the original documents of the Ringatū religion Te Kooti Ārikirangi Te Turuki founded more than 150 years ago are being shown in an exhibition. Te Taniwha: The Manuscript of Ārikirangi are on display at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery. They were given by the prophet to Richard Niania’s great-great-grandfather Read more

Call for Matariki to be a public holiday

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Wellington’s mayor is calling for Matariki to become a public holiday. Justin Lester is suggesting the Māori New Year could replace the Queen’s Birthday holiday, which was not meaningful for many who saw it as just a day off. Last year Wellington City Council cancelled its 2018 Guy Fawkes Sky Show, moving the fireworks display Read more

Well-know priest and theolgian was a child abuser

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
child abuser

Michael Shirres, a Catholic priest and theologian who died in 1997, has been exposed as a child abuser. He worked with Māori communities in the Far North before becoming a University of Auckland theologian. He also wrote and published books about Māori spirituality. The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Pat Dunn, told the New Zealand Herald that Read more

Te Papa calls for Matariki to become nationally-celebrated event

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Te Papa museum is calling for Matariki to be celebrated by all Kiwis as an indigenous event of national identity. Matariki, sometimes called the Māori New Year, is celebrated when the star cluster known as Matariki rises in the sky during winter. Continue reading Related Posts:Catholic institutions support Matariki Public Holiday BillSeven decades of love Read more

We belong NZ

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

It was at the time of those terrible raids and terrorist allegations, during which any media coverage of the affair was very one-sided, and the Tuhoe were portrayed as a threat to national security. In light of this, the prospect of travelling into the heart of the Ureweras and staying with this group of people Read more