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Mutu, Margaret (2011) The state of Māori rights Documents the increasing determination of Māori to assert their rights, including both successes and setbacks.
Tangaere-Manuel, Cushla (2012) Toku reo toku ohohoho (DVD) Toku Reo Toku Ohooho is a DVD for beginners and learners of Te Reo.
Roskruge, N. (2012) Tahua-roa, korare = Food for your visitors, Māori green vegetables : their history and tips on their use
Includes Korare o te māra : cultivated greens — Korare o te wai : greens from the water — Korare o te wao nui o Tāne : greens of the bush and forest — Korare māheuheu : weeds as gardens.
Huia (2012) Huia’s waiata (CD)
This is an ambient world music album filled with layers of electric resonance, moonlit forest nights, bonfire happiness and nan’s lace doilies. This album was produced by Huia for the simple enjoyment of creating music to share and to parallel her journey learning the poetic Māori language. Huia’s waiata are in te reo Māori.
Did you know that there is a wealth of Māori content in eTV?
Visit eTV and choose Polytechnic / Wananga, select Christchurch Polytechnic and use your CPIT username and password to sign in.
Just a tiny sample of what you can see on eTV.
Click the links to the videos below to open them directly.
Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman who welcomed the young filmmaker into her home in 1978. Duration: 1 hour 45 mins.
He pakiwaituhi mo Pippi Longstocking, he nanakia he kotiro whero ona huruhuru i puta mai i nga tuhinga o mua. He aha nga mahi ka mahi ia me ona hoa i tenei wiki. (TUATAHI)The adventures of a nine-year-old girl with red braids that stick out sideways.
Traditional Maori welcoming ceremonies – powhiri – are rituals of encounter intended to bring people together safely and with dignity. We continue the custom in contemporary New Zealand, on and off marae. But the practice has the power to both unite and divide, at times coming to national attention, for example, when probation officer Josie Bullock refused to sit behind male colleagues at a Department of Corrections powhiri. This documentary invites viewers to ponder the place of Maori language and culture in modern Aotearoa.
The one-hour documentary tells the story of Ngaa Rauuira Puumanawawhiti, a Hawke’s Bay teenager whose educational drive saw him accepted into Yale University at an age most people are still at high school.
A product of the kura kaupapa Maori language education system, Ngaa Rauuira, learnt English when he was four and continued to show an extraordinary talent for learning.
The eldest of six children in a low-income family, he started his first university degree when he was 12 and then set his sights on securing a place at Yale.