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AuthorPounamu Tipiwai Chambers

Author Archive: Pounamu Tipiwai Chambers

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September 10, 2018

Whenua is important because it represents more than just land. Many generations ago, this great whenua was the space that our mighty tipuna discovered and explored. They explored far and wide and settled in different areas across the country. Because of their explorations, whenua now holds our history. We must look after our whenua, as […]

March 26, 2018

Connection. Connection is a sense of  belonging. Connection is uniting as one. Connection is our history. Throughout the Pacific there is an unseen connection that ties us all together. It’s like a single strand of thread, weaved into one to make a beautiful mat. Like a single drop of water brought together to create a […]

May 1, 2017

Last month, Ngāi Tauira hosted Pūrangiaho, an annual event designed to bring our tauira Māori together, and for us all to learn about the history of Māori at Vic. First year student Pounamu Chambers lets us know exactly what banter went down this year: On the first night we were told that only one Pou […]