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Ngai Tauira – The Roles We Play

Ngai Tauira – The Roles We Play

by / 30/04/12 / No Comments

Roles need to be defined as this helps any unit work efficiently. If the lines start to blur then we can lose our own identity if not put in check we can become good for nothing. Our identity isn’t just developed in our lifetime, it’s found in those who have gone before us. Honour is important [...]

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Ngai Tauira

Ngai Tauira

by / 02/04/12 / No Comments

E toru nga mea, Nga mea nunui, E ki ana, Te Paipera, Whakapono, Tumanako, Ko te mea nui, Ko te aroha.  Most of you are probably familiar with this waiata. It is often sung at the beginning of a communal project or gathering. Why is this so? When we come together we must put aside [...]

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Ngai Tauira

Ngai Tauira

by / 26/03/12 / No Comments

ELECTION OF OFFICERS The election of officers was held on Wednesday 22nd of March. The Ngai Tauira Komiti for 2012 is as follows. TUMUAKI: Joanna Morgan TUMUAKI TUARUA (HAUORA): Rongomai Smith TUMUAKI TUARUA (MA-TAURANGA): Quinn Rosa SECRETARY: Turi Taurima TREASURER: Elijah Pue OFFICERS: Tikanga: Flaun Taurima Sports: Daniel Albert Events Co-ordinator: Dana Leaming Scholarships: Danielle [...]

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Ngai Tauira

Ngai Tauira

by / 19/03/12 / No Comments

“I don’t want to do good things. I want to do great things.” This quote of Lex Luthor from the Smallville TV series gives us an insight into the ways of the villain. He states here that his main concern is not about doing what is right but that he wants to be great; his desire [...]

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Ngai Tauira: Education With Purpose

Ngai Tauira: Education With Purpose

by / 12/03/12 / No Comments

As tauira we hope that what we are being taught has purpose. What is the purpose of algebra? I know many of us have asked this question. It is not uncommon to look at what we are taught and think of it all as just knowledge; whether it is useful or not. What we need [...]

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The Beauty of Purity

The Beauty of Purity

by / 04/03/12 / No Comments

Is it in an outward appearance or can we judge something to be beautiful by its character?  To be without blemish is a beautiful thing, yet we live in a world where everything deteriorates, where everything at some point fails. We as people age and we often fail; our bodies become scarred and get out [...]

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Is Politics really a perfect game?

Is Politics really a perfect game?

by / 02/10/11 / 1 Comment

When I was a child I saw politics as something that was confined to the government chambers. I now hear the term politics used on a daily basis in reference to rules and regulations and the games people play. What does this mean ‘the games people play’ and why does it cause so much frustration? [...]

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