Yesterday the announcement of the successful application of my Marsden application to study and investigate Maori relationships with the normalizing of te reo Maori was made. The study is triggered by my own and other […]
Putting a ring on it: Types of Relationship dramas between Maori and Pakeha
DRAFT – OPEN TO COMMENTS HERE PLEASE. THIS IS AN EVOLVING THOUGHT PIECE. I HAVE STARTED THIS TO GET MY OWN HEAD AROUND IT. LINK TO RELEVANT LITERATURE IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PLEASE. How […]
Why I don’t get warm fuzzies over Lordes Te Reo Maori album
The biggest reason I don’t get warm fuzzies over Lorde singing in Te Reo Maori is I don’t want to access my language from Lorde. She doesn’t represent me or get my soul strings reverberating. […]
Just what is Matauranga Maori?
Just what exactly is Matauranga Maori?
Rewana and the magical qualities of bread
All of a sudden bread has become important. Every time I have gone to the supermarket to get flour – there’s none, sold out. Why – under chaos – have we all ditched our carb-free lifestyles to become a society that now needs to become professional bread makers and eaters?
Have a big cry if you need to.
Yesterday I had a big tangi. Cried that I am separated from my children. I’d been hiding that mamae from myself for the last week. I’m away from my kids a lot, but to be […]
The two things that happened to me on the day of the New Zealand lock-down announcement.
The day of the lock-down announcement was eerie. What’s going to happen to me? What’s going to happen to my kids? I need to go to them right now. Will my job be safe at […]