*M*A*T*A*R*I*K*I* 2017
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Last year a good friend asked me if I had heard that two new whetū in the Matariki cluster, had been named (Pōhutukawa and Hiwaiterangi).She was a tauira  at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and  had the privilege of listening to … Read More

Te Huia. Gone But Not Forgotten.
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My favourite bird in the whole world is the huia.(Big call)From her white tipped blacky- purple metallic tail feathers to her long slender curved ivory beak. A beauty she must have been to watch in our ngahere. Teaming up with … Read More

Kaitiakitanga and Matariki
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Kaitiakitanga- Guardianship, stewardship, protection, preservation of taonga. In Te ao Māori there lies a deep relationship between humans and the natural world. All life is connected. Everything has a “mauri” or life force. A stream has a mauri that enables … Read More

The Te Reo Maori Classroom
Te Huarere-te reo Māori Weather Unit
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I am finally able to offer te reo Māori products in $NZ for those of you who have asked. I’m also happy to say that this is a MULTIPLE LICENCE for yourself and other teachers at your school. This saves … Read More

Whakataukii Colouring Pages… the best!
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Growing up, one of my favourite hobbies was colouring in. I used those crayons that melt if you held them  tightly. I liked colouring in pencils but it took a long time to finish any big projects. I was okay … Read More

Manu maaori.. our native birds
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Manu māori-one of the names for native birds. Do you know the difference between Māori and māori? (If not you may find these useful.)They are so fascinating and beautiful-and yes there’s the odd cheeky one too. Some of them have … Read More

Using Whakataukī in the Classroom
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Whakatauki are such a rich part of te ao Māori. In Aotearoa te ao Māori is founded on a deep tradition of oral hītori. Whakataukī hold a wealth of knowledge, long on meaning but short enough to learn, say and … Read More

Te Waka-A Symbol of Collaboration: kotahitanga
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He waka kootuia kaahore e tukutukua ngaa mimira A canoe that is interlaced will not become separated at the bow. In unity there is strength. The waka  encapsulates the long history of Māori as ocean voyagers, navigators, and innovators. It … Read More

Kupe-he’s the man!
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Back to school and there will be no stopping after next week with plenty of’ mahi to get through!I spent last weekend up at Paihia and it was just exciting watching the preparations for Waitangi day begin.. I had heaps … Read More

Te Reo Maaori Story Book Recordings Online!
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This is great! You may have these pukapuka in your resource room or library.The recordings are really good and all in te reo Māori. Something to put in your reading program next year! Short and sweet blog today 🙂 But … Read More

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