On birthing a new generation reflecting the best intertwining of the greats: Ka pu te ruha ka hao te rangatahi. The old net is cast aside, but where is the new net?–Te Rangihiroa, or, Sir Peter Buck, Man of Two Worlds.
On unity in tikanga: A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.–Abraham Lincoln.
On mobility of the people, housing and health care towards life: “A canoe may be repaired; a house may be fashioned by hand; a man whom death claims, can never be restored to life by human hands.”–Sir Apirana Ngata in Te Ao Hou, quoting Canon Paora Te Muera, on the death of Princess Te Puea Hererangi, quoting King Tawhio when refusing Governor Browne‘s shark-like request to reconsider the government’s request for a major portion of the lands of the Tainui tribe.
On unity in tikanga – part II: A house divided against itself cannot stand.–Abraham Lincoln
On girding yourself in the transparent qualities of the *aute – or, be Chinese friendly – demonstrating good cultural match–Te pai o Hauraki, he aute te awhea. The peace of Hauraki, undisturbed by the slightest breath (of trouble). He rongo whakamau, me he aute te awhea. An enduring peace, as the aute undisturbed. Te aute te whawhea. He manu aute e taea te whakahoro. A paper mulberry kite can be made to fly fast. Haeremai ki Hauraki, te aute te awhea. Come hither to Hauraki, where the prepared aute bark cannot be blown away. (i.e., where the people cannot be dispersed by the storms of war.)–Sir Peter Buck quoting Colenso and George Graham and the sayings of the Chiefs of the Hokianga and the Otakanini Pa of Southern Kaipara, Helensville.–Journal of the Polynesian Society.
*note - “After this they showed us a great rarity, six plants of what they called aouto (aute), from whence they make cloth like that of Otaheiti. The plant proved exactly the same, as the name is the same, Morus papyrifera, Linn (the paper mulberry) The same plant is used by the Chinese to make paper.
On being gardeners of good and better things: All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. –Abraham Lincoln
On Education with traditional Maori and nonMaori worldviews taught: “E tipu e rea, mo nga ra o tou ao, ko to ringa ki nga rakau a te Pakeha hei ara mo to tinana: ko to ngakau ki nga taonga a o tipuna Maori hei tikitiki mo to mahuna: ko to wairua ki te Atua nana nei nga mea katoa – Grow up, little one, in the way of your day and age, your hands grasping the tools of the Pakeha for your physical well-being, remembering in your heart the works of your ancestors which are worthy of being worn as a diadem upon your brow; your soul ever turned toward God, Who is the creator of all things.’”–Child educator Chris Whaanga quoting Sir Apirana Ngata as quoted via Spasifika Magazine.
On courage to create new pathways: As our case is new, we must think and act anew.–Abraham Lincoln
Sir Peter Buck authored the works known as his principal scientific monographs that were: The Evolution of Maori Clothing, 1926; The Material Culture of the Cook Islands, 1927; Samoan Material Culture, 1930; Ethnology of Tongareva, 1932; Ethnology of Manakiki and Rakahanga, 1932; Mangaian Society, 1934; Ethnology of Mangareva, 1934; Arts and Crafts of the Cook Islands, 1944;Introduction to Polynesian Anthropology, 1945; Material Culture of Kapingamarangi, 1950; Arts and Crafts of Hawaii, 1957. In addition, he published for the general reader a survey of Polynesian life entitled Vikings of the Sunrise, 1938; an account of Polynesian religion, Anthropology and Religion, 1939; and his final thoughts on Maori life published under the title of The Coming of the Maori, 1949.
Let’s go Kiwis of Aotearoa New Zealand in the World! :)
~Top photograph – Sir Peter Buck. Destiny’s Child’s Hollywood star, Walk of Fame as photographed by Horiwood. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.17.11 for Ngai Tahu, Ngai Tuhoe tikanga purposes and Maori children’s bright Kiwi future in the World. For Metiria Turei, Shane Jones, Hekia Parata, Tau Henare, Joseph Hawke, Metiria Turei of Orakei, Kelvin Davis, Paula Bennet, and Tukuroirangi Morgan of Tainui, Tariana Turia, Sir Pita Sharples et al. Maori Whale’s Tale Key as Kiwi Oscar nominated Pop Art Motif via Hollywood. In memory of Sir Hugh Kawharu~
MAORI ST.AMPS, TE MATATINI CULTURAL FESTIVAL AND A KIWI NEWS QUIZ – 2.17.11
“My pride, I will show, so you will know who I Am”–He Kaakano School for teen parent mom’s song lyrics of spirit, Ngapuhi, Te Taitokerau.
“We’re really proud of these stamps, they’re vibrant, colourful, and capture the energy of Kapa Haka”–Darrin Apanui said recently, as Maori cultural performance is celebrated as an art form with new stamps being commissioned. Now every person in New Zealand can stick Maoris on to their correspondence. That’s a taiaha stroke of cultural awesomery, in my Hollywod book. Fun.
New Zealand Post marketing commercial director James Te Puni said: “Kapa Haka is unique to New Zealand, and a great way to celebrate our heritage. The series highlights a performance from beginning to end with each discipline showcased on each stamp.”
Alright, here’s a snap shot into the rich diversity of Kiwi news right now:
What guy named Hone too launched one of the most authentic cultural festivals in the world?
What dollar just broke through to the US 76c zone?
Whose sharemarket ended the week on a strong footing?
What country of Nati Hobbits is very excited Japan ended whaling season?
Whose sister’s boss froze the price of milk for a year, so families could afford it more easily? Mine! Woot! :)
Sadly, what Kiwi-Polyensian family are mourning a soldier killed in Afghanistan?
Are sea coastal dwellers at risk of shark attacks?
Who launched stamps sexier than food bank stamps?
What nation’s President is brainstorming with kings of Silicon Valley to create mo’ Jobs? Good!
Heard of David Leggat yet?
Guest commentary via Aotearoa New Zealand courtesy of the New Zealand Herald’s Yvonne Tahana. Go wahine! :)
“I am not a kapa haka fiend. In fact, I’d rate my relationship with it as A for awkward. The closest I’ve ever come to it was when I did the immersion thing a couple of years ago at Waikato University. We’d do it in the mornings and it was a lovely way to start the day, even for a rythmically challenged dork such as myself who has trouble remembering the words to any song. (The only tune I can claim to know the whole words to – being Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby – sad but true.).
I’d hide behind taller people so one of the cute tutors who took us sometimes wouldn’t be able to see my crimes. But at Te Matatini o te Ra this week, the national kapa haka competition which is fiercely contested every two years, the crème of the crop made up of 2000 performers from 42 teams has been putting on a spectacle.
At Waiohika Estate on the outskirts of Gisborne, roopu perform in a natural amphitheatre. There’s been times this week where voice has cut out through the air, crystal clean and clear and it’s stopped me in my tracks.
To read more of Yvonne’s ataahua (spunky) words, go here. Thanks Yvonne.
Haere ra Te Toa ou tatou Ngakau a Aoteroa i roto i Afghanistan me Aotearoa.
[Te Matatini Cultural Festival Pics in Oscar nominated history's filmmaking country of Whalerider scenic views, Gisborne of Ngati Porou - the ancestral home of Oscar nominated filmmakers Taika Cohen and producer Ainsley Gardiner. Bottom image - Kiwi Base, Bamyam Provence - Kirifi Mila is farewelled. Kapa Haka News Video Footage, anchorman Scotty Morrison of Te Arawa, Executive Producer Tini Mollyneux of Ngai Tuhoe for Te Karere Maori News]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.17.11~
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