The HAKA is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. Here it is performed by New Zealand's rugby team, the All Blacks, before one of their matches.

The Haka being performed by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team is an old Maori pre-war battle prayer .Favorite time and the only sport I like

Ch. 7: The Amazing Life-Cycle of Kihikihi (Cicada)

Amazing Cicada life cycle - Sir David Attenboroughs Life in the Undergrowth - BBC wildlife. Corresponds to lesson in Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day textbook.

How Maui Fished Up The North and South Islands (Maori Version).

Based on the Maori legend of how Maui caught the Great Fish that is the North Island of New Zealand. Illustrations influenced by Peter Gossage and his book M.

TĀ MOKO is the permanent body and face marking by Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.    Since 1990 there has been a resurgence in the practice of tā moko for both men and women, as a sign of cultural identity and a reflection of the general revival of the language and culture.

A portrait of a Maori chief by Sydney Parkinson, the artist on Captain Cook’s century voyages; the Maori inhabit New Zealand, which is not far from the Solomons.

Patricia Grace is a key figure in the emergence of Māori fiction in English since the 1970s and has made a significant contribution to contemporary New Zealand literature. Exploring themes such as loss, isolation and family, she portrays a variety of Māori people and ways of life, and is notable for her versatile narrative and descriptive techniques. Her best-known novel, Potiki (1986), won the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction and has been translated into several languages.

Patricia Grace is a key figure in the emergence of Māori fiction in English since the and has made a significant contribution to contemporary New Zealand literature.

PEACEFUL PROTEST: Members of Ngati Whatua atop Bastion Pt with the flagstaff that represents the occupation of Orakei and the struggle for Maori land rights.    After 506 days camped atop a blustery Bastion Pt in defiance of government plans to develop the ancestral land for high-income housing, hundreds of protesters were arrested and evicted.

Bastion Pt 30 years on

PEACEFUL PROTEST: Members of Ngati Whatua atop Bastion Pt with the flagstaff that represents the occupation of Orakei and the struggle for Maori land rights. After 506 days camped atop a blustery Bastion Pt in defiance of government plans to develop the ancestral land for high-income housing, hundreds of protesters were arrested and evicted.

1975 MĀORI LAND MARCH: In 1975, about 5,000 marchers, led by Whina Cooper, arrived at Parliament and presented a petition signed by 60,000 people to Prime Minister Bill Rowling. The primary aim of the hīkoi (march) was to call for an end to the alienation (sale) of Māori land. Here is a poem by Hone Tuwhare, New Zealand’s most distinguished Maori poet writing in English, about this historic event.

Poem written by Hone Tuwhare on the eve of the 1975 Maori Land March. -- from "Te Matakite o Aotearoa - The Maori Land March" directed by Geoff Steven.


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