• A Place to Stand
    .  Both men found peace when they were both able to find a Turangawaewae.  In Tiare’s case, it was his Marae, and for my grandfather, it was Turangi.  Each scene told an emotional story through the camera, sometimes you would see through Tiare’s eyes, from his point of view and his perceptions of...
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  • Should Te Reo Maori be compulsory in all schools
    Māori be a compulsory subject in schools, or that all official documents be published in both English and Māori, “For we think it more profitable to promote the language than to impose it”. . Te Reo Māori gives student’s access to Te Ao Māori and to Māori world views. Not only is learning Te Reo...
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  • Cpit
    seas, and the creatures that live in them are based on their knowledge and beliefs about the beginning of the worlds. Their beliefs are the basis of a very close relationship and understanding between the Maori people and the world. They are built on a bond of kinship, trust, respect and dependence...
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  • Essay
    Differences and Working Together My understanding of the main differences between customary lore and law in society is that ‘Law’ is a justice system based on punishment as consequences for the crime. Customary lore has a more holistic view with aspects based on core values, principles, and...
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  • The Pohutukawa Tree
    to portray not only the conflict between Maori and Pakeha in a higher light, but also play on the relationships she has with her own children. With the use of dialogue in the text Mr Sedgwick admits to Aroha he is ashamed of his race “ You make me ashamed, ashamed of my race. Scouring the world for...
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  • Jane Campion's, 'the Piano'
    was not her imaginative image of the character at all: Holly was my image of Ada at all. But, in fact, I was very much saved from myself by Holly. Originally, I had an almost clichéd, romantic view of this tall, statuesque, black-haired, black-eyed beauty. In many ways, she wasn't a very real...
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  • Rituals of Encounter
    holistic view of this issue can be achieved and some middle ground uncovered. Firstly, when Parekura Horomia made the statement that “te reo Maori makes us who we are as Maori” he argues that without Maori, New Zealand’s national identity would be not be unique from the rest of the world (Horomia...
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  • Maori
    all children in Aotearoa/NZ should have the opportunity to learn to be fluent in Māori and English and develop understanding of both cultures’ world view. We need proficient Māori speaking teachers in all ECE learning environments. It is not enough to use Māori language in directives – information...
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  • Christianity's Portrayal in Selected Texts
    range of points of view on the topic of Christianity. With conspiracy-theory-driven films that attempt to bring down the Catholic establishment, James K Baxter poems that force audiences to take a second look at their societies, as well as a French novel that looks at many world religions, I intend...
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  • Travel writing
    cats, breathtaking views are glimpsed at every corner. A jewel of the harbourside is Te Papa museum, one of the largest museums in the world, which contains many original Maori exhibits including, heartbreakingly, the treaty by which the Maoris sold (or rather gave away) much of New Zealand to the...
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  • Biculturalism in Aotearoa
    Māori world view and whanau approach. Whanaungatanga approach In a brief description, Manaaki refers to the giving and receiving way of living, achievable in a Māori society only through residing together in a community; this in turn creates a sense of kinship. Without this kinship, Māori...
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  • Student
    . “Whale Rider”is a contemporary re-telling of the 1000-year-old legend about legendary first ancestor named Paikea. This film combines elements of history, traditions, depicting them from the point of view of a child, that sees the world not in black and white terms. On the other hand, it is a drama...
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  • Creative Writting
    negative among Maori. Young Maori parents often view early parenthood in positive terms (2). This also relates back to Tariana Turia as she doesn’t see the problem in Maori teen pregnancy rates. If early parenthood is viewed in a positive term this could be causing more teenage Maori girls to fall pregnant...
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  • Trauma Management
    opposed to following a model. I think that I could broaden my knowledge of other cultural backgrounds as often this is something I struggle with and hinders my ability to help on occasion. 2. Having an ancestral Maori background I have individual views regarding the Treaty of Waitangi on a...
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  • Mentoring a Maori Framework
    may be good the pathways leading to hoped for outcomes are not identical for Māori and Pākehā. For example, the reductionistic approach to business management of Pākehā contrasts with the holistic approach arising out of the Māori world view and the individualistic philosophies of Pākehā contrast with...
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  • Mark 101
    SPECIAL STUDY THREE 2003 NEW ZEALAND IN THE 1950'S KEY TOPIC: THE ORIGINS OF THE MAORI WOMEN'S WELFARE LEAGUE. MY HYPOTHESIS: A KEY CATALYST IN THE FORMATION OF THE MAORI WOMEN'S...
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  • essay
    background to heart, and even though she is considered an outcast she tries her best to participate in all her culture’s traditions and ceremonies. All of these views and aspects of life are similar to how I am with my culture's traditions and ceremonies. From going to church all the way to who and...
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  • “an Excuse for Not Overcoming” a Comparative Reading of Institutional Inferiority and Social Marginality of Maoris in Alan Duff’s Once Were Warriors and What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
    New Zealand in the late 17th century. This colonial doctrine was also emphasised and ingrained into the Maori concept of self through the effectiveness of a hegemonic process based on the elemental binary world view that supports the concept of binary opposites between Caucasians and Maoris...
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  • Dead Languages
    worlds many cultures as preserving linguistic diversity might be a factor in creating a more peaceful planet. Languages can be saved if people harvest their passion to maintain their language as a badge of their identity. Maori in New Zealand has been maintained by a system of language nests whereby...
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  • Introduction to Contemporary Society
    , views, language, lifestyle and choices. I am an Australian by choice, having lived in Australia for a number of years and attaining citizenship in June 2006, and a New Zealander by birth. Although both national identities are available to me I identify most strongly with my country of birth so I...
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