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AuthorGeneveine Wilson

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July 10, 2016

Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole is no easy feat and yet we seemed to keep on trying. There are some props deserved for persistence, but at the end of the day insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. For a long time our executive had […]

July 10, 2016

“Māori health does not take shape in the body alone, but within the trials and opportunities which make up the journey.” The korero of Tā Mason Durie speaks on the journey, but what about the end of the journey and the mamae that sometimes pushes people to the finish line? Talking about the difficult times […]

October 11, 2015

Kāore i ārikarika ngā tini tutukinga ā Ngāi Tauira i tēnei tau. Heoi anō, ahakoa ngā painga, me he toka tū i te rere o te awa, he taupā hoki kua tō i te rere o ngā mahi mō te tau. Hei tīmatanga kōrero pea, ahakoa ngā piki me ngā heke, kua kino tonu te […]

July 26, 2015

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare used this vernacular to describe the artificial and meaningless convention of names. Further into the passage, Shakespeare presents the idea of renouncing a name. To renounce a name, or adopt a moniker, is not unfamiliar […]

October 5, 2014

Te Whare Tapa Whā has always been the go-to model to symbolise the four dimensions of Māori wellbeing. The stability of the wharenui is dependent on the balance of taha tinana (physical), taha whānau (family/social), taha hinengaro (mental), and wairua (spiritual). Much like the wharenui, kapa haka is a holistic representation of wellness.

May 31, 2014

Europeans were willing to assimilate to survive, even if it meant neglecting aspects of their heritage…however, not all Māori were and are willing to disregard features of Māoridom that have been passed down from our tūpuna.