Te Ao Māori

Te Ao Māori

All about the indigenous culture of Aotearoa, New Zealand


Comforting Thought: Saying sorry will go a long way

Kuoa rongo ake au…Akakoa iti noa te kuru pounamuHe taonga tuku iho kia kaha, kia toa, kia māiai, kia mataarakia manawanuiI have learned…A thoughtful note to someone you’ve avoidedSaying sorry will go a long way

Phone someone today and say, ’I care…’

Kua rongo ake au…I tēnei rangi tonu toro atuTōu ringa ki tō tamaiti, whāngaia tōu hinengaroPatua he waea ki tetahi atu, ki atu,’Ko au e whakaaro nui atu nei, kia kaha’I have learned…Today reach out Hug your childPat a cat, appreciate our country,Phone someone today and say, ’I care…’

Words and Music: Call on a karakia

Kua rongo ake au…Mā te karakia mā te īnoi, mā te noho pukuKa taea e au ngā mea katoaI have learned…That I can call upon a karakiaWhen I look for solutions to theChallenges that face me.

Words and Music: Earth the slumbering pūriri

In the BeginningEarth Breath on meEarth the cool breath of lifeEarth the slumbering pūririEarth the misty valleyEarth the departed sunEarth the tingling blue sky Earth the dark sheen of a woman riverEarth the mottling tides tumbling ashoreEarth the sweeping godwitsEarth our homeEarth the giving landPapatūanuku

Comforting Thought: Rangimārie

Kua rongo ake au…Mā te karakia me te inoiMe te noho pukuKa tau te rangimārieki a tātau katoaI have learned that…everyone can do a karakia Kua rongo ake au…Mā te āta katakata āta harikoa anōMā te hiki ake i te wairuaE tau tonu ai te māramatangaHe tamaiti koe nā Te KaihangaI have learned that…Today (and…

He Waiata Pepeha

Tere mai taku waka Tākitimu e Tū ana te maunga Haumia e Rere ana taku awa Waipaoa e Tau ana te whenua Rāwhiti e Tere mai taku waka Tākitimu e Tū ana te maunga Haumia e Rere ana taku awa Waipaoa e Tau ana te whenua Tūranganui a Kiwa e Tākitimu Haumia Waipaoa e Māhaki…

Comforting Thought: Destiny doesn’t create success, determination does

Kua rongo aku au..Ētahi ka tau ki tōna taumataNā te whai rawa rāneiKō te tini maha ka ū tonu nā te kaha rawaO tē whawhai manawapū I have learned that…Some succeedBecause they are destined toBut most succeedBecause they’re determined to ~ Haare Williams, Words of a Kaumātua

Words and Music: Kua rongo ake au

Kua rongo ake au….Kia kaha rā te puāwaitanga o tōu kahaKei konā rā te puāwaitanga o tōu rangatirangatanga I have learned that… We can enjoy our jobs by changing our attitude Always do more than what you’re paid for, One day you’ll be paid for more than you do Kua rongo ake auI te wā…

Dolphins as Taniwha in New Zealand

Dolphins are mystical beings full of intelligence, compassion and consciousness. For different Māori iwi, dolphins hold sacred significance and they are known as  taniwha. They are considered tapu (sacred) and possessing a powerful mauri (lifeforce). What are Taniwha? Taniwha (pron. tan-ee-far) are mysterious creatures that dwell in the sea, rivers, lakes or in caves. They…

The Māori Goddess Taranga by Robyn Kahukiwa

In Maori legend, Taranga is the mother of the god Maui and her husband is named Makeatutura. When Maui is born prematurely, Taranga wraps his body in her hair and throws him into the waves. In the ensuing years, sea-creatures care for Maui, hiding him in the sea coral and kelp until one day following a…

The Songs of Tangaroa ~ Ngā Waiata o Tangaroa

Te Au o te MoanaOur nation was bornin the bosom of the oceanwhere the sea leanson the landOur stories are intimately writtenin the narratives of ocean canoessailings driftings taniwhawhirlpools discoveriesmaking our worldwiderThe salt in our veinsbrought us togetherto find each otherThe unrelenting pull of the seatugs in the blood of our ancestorsRa’iatea The song of…

Kaumātua Wisdom: Raparapa

The spiral beginsat the marae which isthe forum where every wordand the silences in between are heardte whare tangata cycle of birth in the wharenui where Rongo of the peaceful arts ascends and connects us to the universe and natureto the propensity to give, receive andreturn and to embark on prodigiousjourneys of ancient primal mindsand…

Words and music: Go East To Your Mountain

Go East of your mountainWhere he founded a homeRest there – nothing saidRest there – nothing unsaidGo East beyond the swellingRichness of oil, siphoned To a father of a dying majorityYou might see the clear waterGo east to my fortressThere look through my mountainAgain see the soldiersTheir advance guard is realGo East of your mountain.

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