I Am Maori

Native tribes of New Zealand 542 People

    Ka Ao Ka Ao Ka Awatea

        Tenei te mihi ki a Papatuanuku e takoto ake ra (I acknowledge Mother Earth layed out beneath me) Ki a Ranginui e tu iho nei (and Father Sky's vastness above me) Ko Tane nana i whakawehe i a raua ki te whai ao ki te ao marama (It was their Child Tane who...
    Awatea Awatea
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2010

    Ngati Porou and Proud!

    Kia Ora te whanau,nga mihi kia koutou,haere,haere,haere mai! Ko Andrea Horua taku ingoa Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi Ko Waiapu te Awa Ko Hikurangi te Maunga Ko Apirana Ngata te Tangata. Hello to all the Ngati Porou,cuzzies, fullahs and fullesses out there! Talk back, comment...
    KiwigirlAnj KiwigirlAnj
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Oct 3, 2009

    Effulgent With The Blossom Of Unconditional Aroha

    Tonight uncle wind is blowing across the cloudy hills scattered across the lap of our sleeping mother Papatuanuku Grand old salty bugger sea is rolling his snoring dance up and down the shores of her hips while the night blankets our weary people after their day...
    41-45, M
    21 Responses Jan 4, 2010

    Kiaora Koutou!!!

    kiaora whanauhere is my pepeha...ko tainui te wakako tararua te maungako otaki te awako maiotaki te hapuko raukawa te maraeko ngati raukawa te iwiko kareanui gilbert raua ko leslie kane oku karauako urutaahua kingi raua ko dawn pinkiff oku kuiako kingi gilbert raua ko lesley...
    LilyOfTahiti LilyOfTahiti
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2011

    My Father

    There are few men in this world, that hold to what is now becoming the old ways. The ways of truth, honesty, and integrity above all else. He believed in his heart fully things such as the American Dream (he immigrated here in his mid 20s), but he kept the Maori beliefs close. I...
    SuddenReality SuddenReality
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2012

    Part One The First Encounter

    She was a tall attractive women, the kind that turned mens heads when they saw her coming. She herself was oblivious to there attentions but knew she was fashionable. A seamstress from a young age, just as her mum had been she could create hats to match any outfit. She was a...
    Kiwitti Kiwitti
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2012

    He Matakite - A Prophecy

    Kei tūā i te awe māpara, he tangata kē... Beyond the super-facial illusion, a different being evolves... Māna e noho te ao nei - he mā... S/he will abide in this world - enlightened!
    41-45, M
    Jul 2, 2011

    My Heritage

    My grandfather was Maori. I felt a deeper connection with him than any other of my family members, because we were very alike. He loved to travel and explore, he was a hard worker, and he was always a bit lost in his own mind. I always wanted to go and visit him, in Australia...
    cinnamonlips cinnamonlips
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 12, 2007

    I am about a sixteenth Maori.

    In the past few months i really have been thinking about how sad it is that the culture has died off a hell of a lot. Even though it is slowly coming back and being more appreciated, it is such a shame that much of it has been destroyed. In drama we have been studying Parihaka...
    courvill courvill
    16-17, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    I Sneeze

    I sneeze It is the first breath the breath of life the sacred spark made manifest in living flesh the unbroken rope of humanity the vitality of life issues from my tidal breath flowing out to all what waters flow here they are the waters of my...
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jun 15, 2010

    NGATI Maniapoto Hard

    JustCallMeGirl JustCallMeGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2008

    Ngati Tuwharetoa

    Ko Tongariro te Maunga (Tongariro is our Mountain)Ko Taupo Nui Atia te Moana (Taupo are our waters)Ko Te HeuHeu te Tangata (Te Heu Heu is our chiefship)Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te Iwi (Ngati Tuwharetoa is our tribe)Ko Kauriki te Marae (Kauriki is our family site)Ko Ngati Hinemihi...
    Willyt7 Willyt7
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    A Creation Incantation

    tis the sense the first sense the second sense the third sense the fourth most sacred sense issuing forth effervescent tis the heartbeat the first heartbeat the second heartbeat the third heartbeat the fourth most sacred heartbeat issuing fourth ecstatic tis the breath the...
    41-45, M
    May 19, 2012

    Living It Up

    hello my names Porere Taoho i come from a littele country town nowen as Ruataahuna , im 18years old and currently living in Australia Perth , my life as a Māori child is nothing i would ever change , the beutiful things we have in our culture is amazing , then thing that gets me...
    pullupsbaby pullupsbaby
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    Corneal Eye Graft

    so i am goin to have an eye graft has anybody had one could u let me no how your experience was and what was the healing process like????
    kcrydaz kcrydaz
    22-25, F
    Aug 2, 2011

    Collective Consciousness Flo'em 3

    Explanation; This is NOT 8footdread's flo'etry...this is a Flo'em that was created by random friends on a facebook group I belong to and after an entire night of shared collective consciousness I decided to collate the comments together and using minor editing poetic license...
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2011

    Kia Ora Kares

    I am N.Z maori born but grew up within a pakeha family because my mother was adopted........Met my Maori whanau in the last 10 years and they are awesome...... and all from up north..>Te Rarawa/Ngati Kahu/  and my Nan is Ngati Raukawa/Tainui.....
    huawai huawai
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    I Am Maori

    I was born in Aotearoa and i have moved to China. Even in China i meet other Maori people. I live in an old city called Xi'an, and this city has a long history in China. I am interested in cultures, not just my own. For the future of Te Ao Maori it is important that we mingle...
    Matua Matua
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2008

    Who Am I

    I am a proud born and bread waihine from Ngati Porou i have grown up in uawa and Te puia Springs by 4 people who mean the world too me.the first and for most of cause is my dad ,he has always been there 4 me though every part of my life no matter how good or bad...
    NgatiWhanau NgatiWhanau
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Nov 23, 2009


    this is the land that lies, near the bottom of the earth it's known as the long white cloud, and it's filled my soul from birth our races are mingled from near and far, but maori is our culture our influence here is long and true, and our stories are a sculpture we have many...
    nz2uk nz2uk
    41-45, F
    Aug 20, 2013

    Of His Line

    As my username would suggest, i too am of ethnic lineage, but not that of maori . this is a truth i have kept to myself for many years as i, with my limited education was never able to fully comprehend the seriousness of what being a maori meant . Firstly, i...
    tutetawha tutetawha
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2010

    Full Respect For You & Your Culture

    I have met and become good friends with some Maori living here in Australia. What a warm community you have. I found myself always feeling a part of a family unlike any other. One friend in particular opened her house to my family (being our neighbour), and invited us to many a...
    greatsouthernland greatsouthernland
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Oct 28, 2009

    kia ora! I'm Jo-Jo white Robertson

    maori/welsh/scottish descent born & bred in Tamaki Makaurau Only child of: Lynda Tonga Tanoa & Hori George Robertson. Youngest sister of: Sharon, Leiana & Damon (deceased brother) Robertson I te taha o toku Papa: Ko Tongariro Te Maunga Ko Rotoaira te moana Ko Te Wharerangi...
    jojowr2014 jojowr2014
    41-45, F
    Jan 31, 2014

    Ki Toku Whanau

    My paternal ancestry....Ngati PorouNgati AwaWhen i've been deep in the bush.....I've felt our ancestors walk by.Ki toku Whanau.
    Tgilly Tgilly
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    Tui Tui Tuituiaa Tihei Mauri Ora

    I like to wander, always did, always will...not just physically to but intellectually, emotionally, culturally, socially, ecologically and spiritually.  Whether it be the real world (whateva you define that for yourself to be) or whether its the virtual world much...
    41-45, M
    25 Responses Mar 8, 2008

    Waitaha Whanau

    Ka nui taku mihi ki a koutou Ko Pukuteraki tooku maunga Ko Waimakaririri tooku awa Ko Uru Au Kapu a Raki tooku waka Ko Ngai Tahu tooku iwi Ko Waitaha tooku hapu Ko tirikatene tooku whanau No Otautahi ahau Ki Te Awamutu ahau e noho ana Pita
    tirikatene tirikatene
    1 Response Sep 15, 2010

    Of Whales And Trees Who Taught Us First To Live Right

    When TANE the son of mother earth and sky father dressed his parents in the stars and the forests he fathered mighty Kauri tree eldest of the forest family and magnificent Tohora ancestor of all whales. Tohora swam in the seas of Tane's older brother Tangaroa and frolicked...
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2010


    im from the ngapuhi tribe and proud!!!
    LolliePopz LolliePopz
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2011
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