Collection by Bryon Alexander Espie

Bryon Alexander Espie

Room 10 Nelson Central School 2015

Welcome back to our first blog post for Term 2. This term we will be sharing focusing on Maori whakatauki or proverb each month and a new Maori word each week. The kupu o te wiki was kura meaning school. This is how it can be used in a sentence: He nui taku kura. My school is big. The whakatauki for April is: Sam and I are both very impressed with how the children have turned into real experts when it comes to folding and recycling their milk cartons, a great start to our Zero Waste topic In…

A Beautiful Maori Blessing

A friend recently shared this Maori blessing on facebook. I thought it so beautiful I wanted to share it with you. The Maori words are beautiful to the ear and the translation is poetic and calming. Greenstone is a precious stone to Maori and holds great cultural significance. I treasure my greenstone pendant and wear…

Opening and closing Karakia

The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our are our kara...

Māori Proverbs

I am neither Māori nor Kiwi, so this presentation is an outsider’s summary of New Zealand’s awesome Māori culture, particularly its language. Comments are welc…

Instagram post by R Savage • Jul 6, 2016 at 4:20am UTC

21 Likes, 1 Comments - R Savage (@tereotamariki) on Instagram: “Manawa piharau: Determined until the end. #tewikiotereomāori #maorilanguageweek #tereo…”

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