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AuthorRakaitemania Parata Gardiner & Raimona Tapiata

Author Archive: Rakaitemania Parata Gardiner & Raimona Tapiata

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March 13, 2016

Māori believe that when we sleep, our wairua leave our bodies to go on adventures. This is dreaming. My wairua tends to favour dream-time jaunts that occur where lunacy meets the impossible. One night I’ll find myself battling giant worms on mini monster trucks with only fruit as a weapon. However, the next dream might […]

March 6, 2016

Despite having lived in several places in my lifetime, I only consider one area my true home. I was extremely fortunate to be raised in my tribal homelands of Ngati Porou, at the centre of a dynamic web of thinkers, orators, debaters, and dreamers. All of them have shaped my life story through their unrelenting […]

February 28, 2016

Fondly known by the moniker of Gran, 2016 marks Kathy Samuels’ 25th year of service at Victoria University. She has proudly served the university in her role as the senior kaiarahi of Te Herenga Waka marae. In talking with Māori tauira who work with or know Gran well, many anecdotes have come to light that […]

February 21, 2016

  Tēnā tātou katoa.   Kua tae te wā kia pari anō ngā tai o ako ki tēnei o a tātou Whare Wānanga. E kikī ana ngā tai nei ki ngā tini ika o te ao mātauranga, ngā mātaitai o ako hei kaponga mō te hunga e hiakai ana ki tōnā momo.   Nō reira, […]

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