Why Waitangi…

In 1934 up to 10,000 Māori gathered at Waitangi for celebrations after General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds to the nation in 1932. 1960 saw the introduction of a national day to commemorate the signing of the Treaty (February 6). It wasn't until 1974 that it became a national holiday. The first … Continue reading Why Waitangi…

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Kia ora bro…

I'm guessing that the most well-known Māori word or phrase would be 'kia ora' (and some might add bro on the end as if that's standard). Once upon a time it might have been 'oma rapeti' (run rabbit). Who didn't learn the song about the rabbit that needed to run at kindy or primary school? … Continue reading Kia ora bro…