Hands off our haka!

It seems that other countries can't get enough of the haka. It's one thing to appreciate it when it's performed. It's a completely different thing to use it for the purpose of comedy when you KNOW you are being culturally offensive and go so far as admit that. It's clear the show's writers were well-aware … Continue reading Hands off our haka!

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What’s in a name?

Sometimes provocative action can be as simple as writing an article about proper pronounciation. Simple - but challenging! "We all agree about Māoritanga's vital place at the heart of New Zealand culture, so why, asks Luke Tipoki, are we so relaxed about letting incorrect Māori pronunciation slide? Kai Kora, Kai Kura, even Kia Kora (as … Continue reading What’s in a name?