Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

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

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
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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
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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