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He Kōrero Mō Tūāhuriri

Ko te take tuatahi kia whakawhiti mai kā tupuna o Kāi Tahu i Te Ika-a-Maui ki Te Waipounamu nei ko tērā kākari i kōrerohia, arā ko Te Pūharakeke Tapu. Ko tērā hoki te kōrero e mau tou ana i a Kāti Kurī. Ko tētahi kōrero anō te kōrero mō Tuahuriri. Ko ia te hākoro o kā tino tīpuna i nōhia katoatia te rohe o Waitaha, arā ko Tūrakautahi, ko Moki, ko Tānetiki, me ētahi atu.

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Kai
An excuse to Share

Hāngī are about celebration, tikanga and whanaungatanga. In these modern times, how you make a hāngī can range from the traditional underground oven to using old steel drums heated with gas. There are even hāngī made in recycled beer kegs. But whatever new methods are used, the true taste of hāngī comes from the earth.

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Transitional artworks enliven Cathedral Square

Christchurch’s earthquake-battered Cathedral Square is alive with colour thanks to the vibrant artworks of two of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. Chris Heaphy (Ngāi Tahu) and Sara Hughes were invited to create artworks that would enliven the space for members of the public, who have been shut out of the Square for over two years….

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Claudia Orange is a prolific writer on Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This book builds on her earlier work, An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi, published in 2003. She says this new book brings events up to the present, and completes a comprehensive set of Treaty histories.

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He Aitaka a Tāne
Kānuka, a victim of mistaken identity

It is often difficult to tell the difference between some of our native plants, particularly closely related species. But, if ever there was a victim of mistaken identity, it has to be kānuka. Mention of its name in polite company often causes people’s eyes to glaze over vacantly. Most Kiwis are familiar with mānuka and assume you are either confused or your knowledge of te reo Māori is even worse than theirs.

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The survey pegs of the past

The content and meaning of place names enrich our lives and bring meaning and identity to our geography. For Tā Tipene O’Regan, place names are a rich and fascinating resource – the survey pegs of the past that say much about where Ngāi Tahu has come from. He believes we will all pronounce Māori names…

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He Kōrero Pākahi
Tīwai, Southland’s economic anchor?

If you take a back road into Dunedin, via Waitati, over the hill and into Port Chalmers, you may notice an old farm shed overlooking the harbour. The shed itself is rather nondescript; corrugated iron with a slight coating of rust. But painted along the shed are the words: “Aramoana, save it”, preceded by an arrow sign (pointing towards the village of Aramoana).

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Ngā Take Pūtea
Add it up

If you watch TV you can’t have missed those talking letterbox adverts about home insurance. Next time that ad comes on, don’t mute the TV or switch channels. Watch. This information is really important for your whānau.

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