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Ngāi Tauira

April 10, 2017

E koekoe te tui, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kereru. Ko te tangi, ko te waiata a te wahine te reo tuatahi i runga i te marae-ā-tea. Nō ngā purakau o ngā atua e arahia ake tēnei tikanga, nā e whai tōnu mātou te iwi Māori. Piki mai rā, kake mai rā ki […]

April 3, 2017

Let your care guide your focus I’ve been mulling over this thought for the past couple of weeks and the more I think about it, the more its peculiarity strikes me. New Zealand society/society in general humanises a lot of concepts, but this definitely isn’t one of them. “Follow your heart”, “let your emotions run wild”, […]

March 27, 2017

From Mountains to Sea The other day, my kaumātua and I went for a hikoi along the Wharemauku stream on the Kapiti Coast. We walked from maunga to moana — and saw nature’s struggle with human intervention. This stream once flowed, clean and to its own accord. But now, it has quickly diminished into a […]

March 20, 2017

As Māori at university, it is often the case that we are motivated to succeed by the mahi that we know needs to be done — to help our whānau, to help our home towns, to help our iwi, and, more widely, to help te iwi Māori in general. However, this journey we strive for […]

March 13, 2017

E rere kau nei, mai i te kahui maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko au te awa. Ko te awa ko au. Nei ra tāku mihi maioha ki a koutou e hoe ana tō waka ki tēnei whare wananga o Te Upoko o te ika a Maui, ōtira ki Te Tumu Herenga Waka. Nāu mai, piki mai, […]

March 3, 2017

Tēnā tātou! So we have all come out the other side of O-Week (mostly) unscathed. Hopefully by now the empty Scrumpy bottles and 3-day-old KC’s takeaway containers on your floor are accompanied by textbooks and your first lot of readings for the year. It’s the second column of the year, and I am already struggling […]

February 26, 2017

Tēnā tātou, nau mai ki tēnei tau hou. I tēnei wā, kua mutu ngā hararei, me te wā ki te noho ki te taha o tō mātou whānau. Heoi anō, kei te hoki mai tātou ngā tauira o te motu, ki te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui. Kia ora everyone! […]

October 8, 2016

2016 has been a busy, challenging, and, ultimately, rewarding year for tauira Māori. We successfully hosted Te Huinga Tauira; thanks to the hard work of the Huinga Komiti, headed by the unflappable tokotoru tapu, in conjunction with NT and all the tauira that carried out their vision. Manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga were in full force during […]

October 2, 2016

Tēnā koutou katoa. I want to give a massive shout out to the Māori Matters radio show for having me on air two weeks ago, which contributed to my successful campaign for VUWSA Equity Officer. On the show we talked about reasons why Māori don’t typically run for VUWSA and perhaps reasons why Māori don’t […]