Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

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

Te Papa calls for Matariki to become nationally-celebrated event Comments 0

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:Wellington Mayor supports Matariki replacing…Celebrating Guy Fawkes a bit odd Read more

Wellington Mayor supports Matariki replacing Queen’s Birthday holiday Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Wellington’s Mayor is throwing his weight behind calls for Matariki to become a public holiday. Mayor Justin Lester suggests 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. Continue reading Related Posts:Celebrating Guy Fawkes a bit odd and vaguely anti-catholicWellington Read more

Māori need to do more for our Pacific cousins Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Māori pacific

As our Pacific Islands cousins face the unprecendented impacts of climate change, they are looking for allies who will support them by taking concrete actions to limit global warming to 1.5oC and will also rehome the now inevitable climate change refugees from low lying Pacific states. Those allies are precious few. Most nations are long Read more

Māori Women’s Welfare League awards Kuia Mate Carr Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018
kōhanga reo

Matekitawhiti Carr, Friday, was honoured for 65 years of community involvement. Carr, 95, better known as “Aunty Mate” or “Nan”, received recognition of her 35 years service to kōhanga reo and her 65 years’ involvement with Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko I te Ora (Māori Women’s Welfare League). Tiahuia Abraham QSO, the league’s Aotea branch Read more

Māori are changing Pākehā, just as Pākehā changed them Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Caught in the big, boisterous march that kicked off Māori Language Week in Wellington on Monday I wondered why it took so long for us to accept that a language is a world, and we lose something by not living in it. In a goofy, inattentive way I learned Latin and French at school, unconvinced that I’d Read more

Auckland’s Newman Hall on the market Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Newman Hall

Newman Hall, a 1779 sqm property in Waterloo Quadrant, owned by the diocese of Auckland is on the market. The building and adjacent land is one of the largest freehold development sites left in the Auckland CBD. It was given to the Church, in 1947, by the Buxton family for religious charitable and educational purposes. Read more

Vatican rules on ash spreading based on values similar to Māori ones Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016
ash spreading

The Vatican’s recently announced a set of guidelines for cremation, ash spreading, and burial. Spokeswoman Simone Olsen says the Catholic Church in New Zealand will follow guidelines from the Vatican. The practice of ash spreading is particularly pertinent in the New Zealand  at this time because a number of iwi have been expressing their concern about Read more

Marae ‘in for the long haul’ with homeless Comments 0

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Last week, Te Puea Marae offered shelter to the homeless and now they have launched a support programme, Manaaki Tangata, for those looking for help. Marae board chair Hurimoana Dennis said they had approached the Ministry of Social development for financial aid but had yet to hear back. “It isn’t cheap but at the same time Read more