Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

Father Anton Timmerman dies at the age of 100 Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Father (Tim) Anton Timmerman died last weekend in Auckland just four months after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was a priest for 73 years and served in Rotorua for over 60 years. He retired in 2008. Originally from the Netherlands, Timmerman studied to be a priest there, being ordained in 1945. In 1949 he came Read more

New North Hokianga museum to impress Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

A new museum being built at a remote North Hokianga marae will rival any in the Far North, a curator says. Construction of Raiātea Resource Centre, at Motuti Marae between Kohukohu and Mitimiti, is well under way with the roof of the two-storey building now nearing completion. Most items in the collection — which include Read more

Census 2018 limitations disproportionately affect Māori Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
census 2018

One in seven people did not complete the 2018 census, the first to be moved mostly online. Māori are likely to have been disproportionately affected by the new process but they have had no say in its design or implementation says Te Mana Raraunga, (TMR) the Māori Data Sovereignty Network. They think the limitations of the Read more

English translation of Fr Garin’s diaries launched Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A new book published by Canterbury University Press brings to life a crucial period in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand when European settlers were mixing with Maori people and gives a compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time from a French perspective. A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was Read more

Letter for life to Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Letter for life

Tēnei te mihi ki a koe a Pāpā Werahiko, te kaihautū o te waka o te Hahi Katorika,kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. Greetings to you Pope Francis leader of the Catholic Church. I write to you in light of a call from the global campaign organisation Avaaz, Letters for life on Read more

Māori karakia features in Korean pop song Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

A popular South Korean boy band is causing controversy by using a Māori karakia at the start of its new pop song. The te reo Māori words, “Tūturu o whiti whakamaua kia tina” feature at the beginning of the track Simon Says by NCT 127. Researcher Aroha Mead, an advocate for Māori intellectual property, said Read more

Dearth of Māori rehab programmes in prisons questioned Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Less than a third of the country’s prisons provide intensive Māori-focused rehabilitation. That’s despite Māori making up more than half of the country’s prison population. Former prisoners were calling for more Māori content across the board in prison. Only five out of the country’s 18 prisons offer Te Tirohanga, a rehabilitation course tailored for Māori Read more

Rātana Church issues stern warning to Ardern’s Government Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Some Rātana followers are worried Labour is taking advantage of the church’s political support. “After we’ve aligned to them in their good favour, they then drop us like a hot pancake,” one woman told Newshub. Read more Related Posts:Rātana Church to celebrate centenary of founding visionProminent Catholic MP repentsDoes prime minster Ardern pray?Church abusers dilute Read more

McDonald’s worker asked not to speak te reo Māori Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

A Hamilton McDonald’s worker has been told by her manager not to speak Māori in the restaurant. The 19-year-old Māori speaker says she was shocked and saddened at the directive as she was keen to celebrate Māori Language Week. Janine Eru-Taueki has been working at McDonald’s for six months and was told last Thursday by a Read more

TVNZ ditches documentary claiming Celts were here before Māori Comments 0

Monday, August 27th, 2018

TVNZ has removed a documentary that claims Celts settled in New Zealand thousands of years before the arrival of Māori from its on-demand service following a query from RNZ’s Media Watch Read more Related Posts:New documentary “Pope Francis – A Man of…Hāhi Katorika has not kept up with Māori resurgenceCharter schools closure will affect MāoriNew Bishop of Read more