This web site is for those unable to be here with me, or those who just care
to take an interest. It's about my experiences here in New Zealand, since
coming from the UK.
The Trips section contains travelogues of some of my various
From England, there's some pages about:
From New Zealand:
There's a substantial section about New Zealand Māori.
There's lots of stuff about Māori language
(Te Reo Māori); history (Tāhuhu
Kōrero); culture (Māoritanga);
Marae; and customs (Tikanga), such as carving
(Whakairo), tattooing (Ta Moko),
and performing arts (Kapa Haka).
on Kapa Haka tells you of Māori song
(Waiata), including about one of the best known of Māori
songs - Pokarekare Ana (you can even
listen to it!).
Also of Māori dance
(Haka), including about 'The' Haka
- that as made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks; and there's a page
on the use of poi in dance. There's also a page
about Kapa Haka today, on the world
There's even two Māori stories (Kōrero)
- one a well known love story - that of Hinemoa
and Tutanekai, and another about How the Kiwi
Lost Its Wings.
The Author section contains pages about:
There's a page about the geography of New Zealand on the maps
Of course, there's now quite a lot on this site, and its assembly
required consulting a number of sources. The sources
page acknowledges the people, authors and other contributors used in the
construction of this site, and includes some links to other web sites.
There's a page with a few common
Māori terms to help you, which you can always get to at the bottom
of each page.
Oh, and you can always get to any page via the table
Peace, Love and International Grooviness to all, and enjoy your visit!
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