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September 9, 2019
June 3, 2019

Nā Jade Gifford   When most people think of friendship, they probably don’t think about their own family members. But when I was asked to write on the kaupapa of ‘friendship’, you know who popped into mind? AUNTIES. Yup you read that right. “Aunty”, “auntie”, “aunt”, “whaea kēkē” or “the kuia that you call ‘aunty’ […]

March 18, 2019

By Nā Pounamu Tipiwai Chambers Te Herenga waka I E! Ko Te Herenga Waka taku tai tuarā, taku whakaruruhau. Tīhei Te Herenga Waka!   Our marae is more than just a building, it is a representation of what a ‘home’ should be. It is a support network, a connection to our people, and a place to […]

March 11, 2019

Ngā hoa, ngā whānau Aunty Laura—“University is about making lifelong friends” People come in and out of our lives all the time, but those connections close enough to become whānau are made by those who leave an impact long after they’ve left. If there is anything that I’ve learnt about whānau, it is that they […]

September 11, 2017

1. Nōhea rawa! — No way! 2. Ehara, ehara! — For sure! 3. I wāu nei hoki— Harden up 4. Āe mārika — Yes, indeed 5. Nā whai anō — It’s no wonder 6. Mā te aha i tēnā — That’s better than nothing 7. Kei te āhua o… — It depends on … 8. Mea rawa ake — Nek minnit 9. Kia meatia! — So […]

September 11, 2017

Ko Ahumairangi te maunga Ko Ngā Mokopuna te wharekai Ko Te Tumu Herenga Waka te wharenui Ko Te Herenga Waka te marae Ko Ngāi Māori te iwi   Ko Te Herenga Waka tō tātou marae i te whare wānanga nei. He whare wānanga i ngā kaupapa katoa o te ao e noho nei tātou, he […]

August 14, 2017

The word “taonga” as used in Te Tiriti has been on my mind a lot lately, as Matariki rises and has brought us a new year. Obviously the concept of “taonga” is much more than ownership of physical properties. As this new year awakens, I mihi to our whenua, our reo, and kaumātua, our mātauranga, […]

May 15, 2017

Rurea taitea, kia tū ko taikākā anake Rurea taitea, kia tū ko taikākā anake   Ka huri au ki Ahumairangi, Heteri tipua, heteri tawhito Kei ngā tātai ihoiho o ngā maunga whakahī o Tuawhakarere.   Tēnei te kōkō korokī o te Whānau o Te Herenga Waka E nanaiore ana ki te piki ake i te […]

August 14, 2016

Muia katoa te ao Māori ki ngā whakanikonikotanga o te toi Māori, te whakairo, te raranga, te tāmoko, te aha atu, te aha atu.  Katoa ēnei ariā he mea whakatairanga i te ao Māori me ōna katoa.  He mea nui anō hoki ngā momo toi ki te tuakiri o te iwi Māori me te tangata […]

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