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AuthorTe Aorewa Areta

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April 8, 2019

A lecturer once said to the students in my course that “you don’t have to be feeling the grass” in order to start caring about the environment. I think what they were implying was that you don’t have to be free-spirited, bush-oriented, or embody the life of a ‘hippie’ in order to start caring about […]

February 25, 2019

“Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei”     Kia ora e te whānau and welcome to our university: Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui.   This new and unfamiliar wāhi that you have arrived at will soon become your home, just as it has […]

September 10, 2018

It often seems that an indigenous perspective embodies a ‘greater purpose’ or meaning towards its view of the world and the way things are experienced and interpreted. In many instances this is true because in numerous ways indigenous people express a value for all things beyond what is purely obvious or ordinary, but instead from […]