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Posts Tagged ‘mahinga kai’

Pātiki monitoring at Te Waihora

Ko ngā hau ki ētahi wāhi, ko ngā kai ki Orariki – No matter which way the wind blows you will always eat at the pā of Orariki, Taumutu Te Waihora was once famous for its abundant mahinga kai – particularly pātiki – but how is the flounder fishing now?   In May, a team…

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Tuna Tastes

Tuna were a lifeline for early Māori and they’re still favourite kai today. Here’s a few ideas on how to enjoy them at the table.

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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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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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Follow the leader

How do Ngāi Tahu leaders emerge? How will Ngāi Tahu rangatahi learn the old teachings that they can apply to the future? Questions of leadership abound as the iwi face a new reality.

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Ancient paths

In the old days Ngāi Tahu hunted and gathered animals and plants the length and breadth of Te Waipounamu. They moved according to the season, following life cycles of animals and plants, and they had access to a wide variety and abundance of food resources.

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Kai
Reviving the old ways

Spend time in the cookhouse and you will learn not just about mahinga kai, but also about your whakapapa. Karl Russell shares early memories of Arowhenua and his future ambition to develop modern kai karts.

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Hei Mahi Māra
Māra kai aroaromahana 2012

Spring is my favorite time of year. As a gardener, I get to be outside in the sunshine and participate in the kaitiakitanga of ushering in the miracle of life as tiny seeds and seedlings start their new cycle in the whenua.

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Fresh Take

In the often ugly debate on water management, a strong Māori voice was missing until now. Can a new spirit of consensus end the water wars?

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