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.....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
IM STRAIGHT UP NGATI MANIAPOTO AND THIS IS A BIT OF MY TRIBES WHAKAPAPA.
MY TRIBE WAS NAMED AFTER A CHIEF WHO LIVED IN THE 17TH CENTURY. HIS NAME WAS MANIAPOTO.
MANIAPOTO WAS REREAHUS ELDEST SON BY HIS MARRIAGE TO HINEAUPOUNAMU. MANIPOTO WAS CHOOSEN OVER HIS FATHERS...
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...
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...
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...