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Poi e! (A poi making tutorial)

Recently I was in Taranaki and drove through Patea, famous for the Patea Maori Club and their 1984 NZ Number one hit “Poi e”. An excellent background to the song by Ngoi Pewhairangi an…

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year.  In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for…

Poi e! (A poi making tutorial)

Poi e! (A poi making tutorial)

Recently I was in Taranaki and drove through Patea, famous for the Patea Maori Club and their 1984 NZ Number one hit “Poi e”. An excellent background to the song by Ngoi Pewhairangi an…

Tirama tirama matariki, me ana tamariki, tupuanuku ,tupuarangi,waiti,waita, waipunarangi e, ko te potuku o ururangi

Ko tenei tetahi o nga waiata i whakaako to matou akomanga ki te kura auraki. I tipu te whakaaro kia tapiri te waiata, me nga mahi a ringa ki to matou wharang.

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

How to make your own authentic handcrafted māori poi and tī rākau sticks

I made Maori sticks and poi poi balls for use with my second grade students.

#etipuana_combo  E Tipu Ana standard rasta combo  Pikau and Potae - backpack and hat

E Tipu Ana standard rasta combo Pikau and Potae - backpack and…

Putiki Marae, Wanganui, New Zealand. My nanas old house is very near by

Putiki Marae - Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand ~

The mighty Wanganui River - I am the River and the River is me.

Sheet folded into brown cover. Sheet shows a map of the Wanganui River flanked with photographs of 17 scenes on the river, including a photograph a.

Kete_Whakairo_Purple__Blue_Whakatutu__Whakanihoniho.JPG (400×300)

Kete_Whakairo_Purple__Blue_Whakatutu__Whakanihoniho.JPG (400×300)

The use of the colours/pattern of the paua shell in the filling of this tribal fern is perfect! Yes, this is what I'll have hanging down from my celtic arm band. The significance is just amazing.

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