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Issue 65

The art of weaving

The first arrivals in Aotearoa found a climate much cooler than the one they had left behind in Te Ao Tawhito, or the old world. The new arrivals needed to adapt and create clothes and tools from the new plants they found here.

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Making the pen mightier than the taiaha

Kaituhi Gerry Te Kapa Coates gives his thoughts on the state of Ngāi Tahu literary arts, following a recent wānanga for Ngāi Tahu writers. Ngāi Tahu has great artists – visual, carvers, weavers, kapa haka exponents – but writers don’t seem to feature prominently. In this hierarchy, Keri Hulme carved her own pou when she…

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Balancing act

Late last year, around 30,000 people voted on Facebook and made Tanemahuta Gray (Ngāi Tahu) the first Māori winner of the AMP People’s Choice Scholarship, which provides funding for turning a dream project into a reality.

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