Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

The koru is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.

Koru - The unfolding spiral tipped shoots of the New Zealand silver fern plant become new fern fronds. Especially in Maori culture, these Koru have a strong symbolical meaning.

Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/

Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year.

Marae (Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka - love this woman's pictures

Marae- The marae (meeting grounds) is the focal point of Māori communities throughout New Zealand. A marae is a fenced-in complex of carved buildings and grounds which belongs to a particular iwi (tribe), hapū (sub tribe) or whānau (family).

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick.  Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

matariki worksheets - Google Search

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend -

Pania was a woman of the sea and one day she meet a man of the land, Karitoki, whom she married. They lived near Napier breakwater. But the sea people were forever calling her. She swam out to meet them, just once, never to return. Finish the story.

They lived near Napier breakwater. But the sea people were forever calling her. She swam out to meet them, just once, never to return. Finish the story.

Portrait of Hinepare of Ngāti Kahungunu by Gottfried Lindauer, showing chin moko, pounamu hei-tiki and woven cloak.

Portrait of Hinepare of Ngāti Kahungunu by Gottfried Lindauer, showing chin moko, pounamu hei-tiki and woven cloak.

Pine Taiapa standing with items of Maori wood carvings (probably his own work) for the Kahungunu Meeting House in Nuhaka. Photograph taken circa 1940s, by an unidentified photographer.

Pine Taiapa standing with items of Maori wood carvings (probably his own work) for the Kahungunu Meeting House in Nuhaka. Photograph taken circa by an unidentified photographer.

manaakitanga - Google Search

Manaakitanga is my Maori name given by the Ratana elders. While manaakitanga is but a singular word, it’s important to note that it does not have a singular meaning or application. Manaakitanga and…

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