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AuthorMariana Whareaitu

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August 1, 2011

Justice. When I think about this word the first thing that comes to mind is a mechanism for law and order. It entails being just and fair, and it also means recognising a person’s rights and people’s rights. Then there’s the restorative side of justice; when these ideals are disregarded, then justice also calls for […]

July 18, 2011

Kua roa nei tātou te iwi Māori e whawhai ana mō te whenua, ā, kua pakaru upoko tātou ki te totohe ki ngā mahi raupatu o ngā rautau o mua. Ko tērā hononga a tātou ki whenua, e kore e ngaro, engari, me whai whakaaro hoki ki tō tātou hononga ki te moana. Ehara i […]

April 11, 2011

Remember that one? It was the TV programme where you were given five different stories and the challenge was to identify which stories were based on fact and which were fiction, made up to fill in space. Typically the stories defied ‘logic’ and had supernatural elements in them; a cheap thrill if you were into […]

July 26, 2010

He tau anō, he Wiki anō, he mōheni anō. Ahakoa ngā tau maha kua pahure mai, ko te hiringa nui e tutū tonu ana ki ngā ngākau o te iwi Māori ko te reo. Tēnā koe e Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, te toitoi i te kaupapa o tēnei mōheni, te taki i tēnei […]

July 27, 2009

I runga i te whakaaro mō ngā tūmomo kura o te motu e whakaako ana i ngā tauira Māori, ka puta te huatau a ētehi ki te tuku i te urupounamu: ko ēhea momo kura te tino kura mō ngā tamariki Māori? Ko ēhea momo kura e āhei ana te poipoi i a tātou tamariki […]

July 27, 2009

He pitopito kōrero ēnei mō ētehi tauira tawhito o te Whare Wānanga o te Upoko o te Ika. Ko ētehi he whānau, he hoa i tūtaki ki te whare wānanga, ka mutu, ka piri. (He kōrero whakarata, whakatūpato rānei pea tēnei ki a tātou!) Ngāi Tauira mā o nāianei, ānei a Ngāi Tauira mā ō […]