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 day...here are our karakia to open and close the day.
Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Masterpiece Monday & Art Around the World - Day #10 - Maori of New Zealand
Today for a Masterpiece Monday and Art Around the World two-fer, we're traveling to New Zealand to learn about the Māori people, who are the indigenous Polynesian peoples of New Zealand. They have a rich
4 Maori Symbol Necklaces and their Meanings
I am completely hooked on Maori symbol necklaces. These pendants are commonly carved from bone and jade (greenstone or pounamu) sometimes attached to their cords with authentic, traditional bindings.(As on the photo to the right) Not only are...