Posts Tagged ‘Tikanga Māori’

‘Pa Ropata’ McGowan awarded prestigious Waikato University medal

Thursday, May 25th, 2023
Pa Ropata McGowan

A lifetime’s service to healing the land has seen Waikato University honour Tauranga Catholic, Rob McGowan with a prestigious award. Known to many as ‘Pa Ropata’, McGowan is this year’s University of Waikato Medal recipient. The award recognises community service at a local or regional level. “Rob has made a significant and sustained contribution to Read more

Request for schoolgirls’ karakia over human remains causes upset

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Upset whānau say asking a pair of Māori schoolgirls to say a karakia (prayer) over human remains found at their school breached many protocols. The human kōiwi (bones) were found at Epsom Girls Grammar school. The school admits that although the idea was well-intentioned, it was a breach of tikanga (custom) and should not have Read more