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Ngai Tauira – Te Upoko

Ngai Tauira – Te Upoko

by / May 28, 2012 / No Comments

Te Reo Irirangi Māori o Te Upoko o Te Ika Māori Radio Station 1161AM recently celebrated their 25th Birthday Celebrations with a week including entertainment at Te Papa, a Symposium at Te Herenga Waka Marae and a Gala Dinner at the Amora Hotel Marae during which its Kaumatua Henare Kingi was honoured. This station which is [...]

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Te Waipounamu: Your Music Remembers Me

Te Waipounamu: Your Music Remembers Me

by / October 8, 2007 / No Comments

Four South Island History Plays and Songs by Brian Potiki Brian Potiki (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe) deserves to be as well known in Aotearoa as Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick. Since 1974 he has travelled extensively from his base in a caravan at Rotoehu, (five kilometres from the highway between Rotorua and Whakatane), performing as [...]

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Exhibiting Maori – A History of Colonial Cultures of Display

Exhibiting Maori – A History of Colonial Cultures of Display

by / September 3, 2007 / No Comments

This book for me for some reason reminds me one of my whanau scrapbooks; perhaps it is the fact that as a child growing up in Christchurch one of our favourite outings always used to be to the Canterbury Museum. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Bluebeard’s Workshop & Other Stories

Bluebeard’s Workshop & Other Stories

by / July 9, 2007 / No Comments

Pierre Furlan’s Bluebeard’s Workshop & Other Stories is translated from French by Victoria University lecturer Jean Anderson.This book is a wonderful collection of stories about the games we play and the tales we tell. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Opportunity

Opportunity

by / May 14, 2007 / No Comments

I admit that before I picked up this book I had never heard of Charlotte Grimshaw and yet this is the fourth of her novels to be published. Her first book Provocation was based loosely on her experience as a criminal lawyer. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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MAORI MARKet a hit

MAORI MARKet a hit

by / May 7, 2007 / 1 Comment

TSB Bank Arena April 27 – April 29 A couple of weekends ago Wellington’s waterfront TSB Bank Arena (the former Queens Wharf Events Centre) was transformed into the inaugural MAORI MARKet. This was billed as an event to showcase and celebrate Maori art, culture, achievement, enterprise and creativity; it was based on successful exhibitions that [...]

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House of Stone, The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabawe

House of Stone, The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabawe

by / April 30, 2007 / No Comments

Christina Lamb is a prolific writer who at age 21 completed at Oxford University a degree in politics, philosophy and economics and moved to the frontier town of Peshawar to report on the war in Afghanistan. Since then she has been a foreign correspondent mainly living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa. In 2006 she [...]

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Welfare

Welfare

by / April 2, 2007 / 1 Comment

Kia ora and welcome to this week’s column. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Home-sick

Home-sick

by / March 26, 2007 / No Comments

Starting university can involve a wide range of emotions, including excitement, apprehension and homesickness. As well as the academic transition, first year students may also be adjusting to leaving home for the first time, a different financial situation, having to build a new social network, and perhaps dealing with the stress associated with relocating to [...]

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Over the Mountains of the Seas, Life on the Migrant Ships 1870-1885

Over the Mountains of the Seas, Life on the Migrant Ships 1870-1885

by / March 5, 2007 / No Comments

Most New Zealanders have tipuna or ancestors who emigrated from what is colloquially regarded as the ‘Old World’ to the ‘New’. In the period that this book covers (from 1870 to 1885), some 169,000 people alone migrated from Great Britain Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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