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Whāngai

Whāngai is the Maori practice of adoption. It may be inter family, intra family intertribal or intra tribal. In some cases it may even be inter racial: there are many cases where European children have been raised by Maori.

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The Peace Pipes

Reproduced here is part of an email that was received earlier in the week. Parts identifying the senders have been removed at their request. The 'pipestone' link is very interesting and highlights the similarities between the American Indian cultures and our Maori Culture.

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The Eyes of Stone

The stone people on Kaiwhakapiripiri ridge are mute testament to the power wielded by the sorcerer Taewha in ancient times. The story has been told before of how with a wave of his hand living flesh was turned to stone and of how that unfortunate family still stand there today,...

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Waimarama Awards & E Kata Te Rakau

Saturday 6th July 2013 E Kata Te Rakau

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The Changing Faces of Hakikino

Friday 9th August 2013Today we hosted the Taiwhenua o Heretaunga at Hakikino. The day did not start well as I had a flat battery. Brother Glenn gave me a jump start and I was on my way down to the Marae to deliver some last minute instructions before the group...

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Donna's New Job

Uniformed, uninformed bodies crammed in to a hall bought back long forgotten memories of high school assembles as we gathered to support our Donna as she took up her new position at the Hastings Girls High School.

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Nga Koiwi Tangata

On Tuesday 30th July 2013 we had a meeting with the ‘Pou Rangahau Rautaki Kōiwi Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation’ group from Te Papa Museum, Wellington. Or to put it more simply the group charged with repatriating Maori bones from museums around the world and in some cases from museums within New Zealand.

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Vilna and Jocelyn

On Sunday 21st July 2013 I spent a wonderful day with two ladies from Christchurch.

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The White Dog

Not all kaitiaki, spiritual guardians are associated with families.

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Historical Overview - Pat Parsons

An overview history of Waimarama.

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