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Today’s mythical creature is the patupaiarehe, a fairy-like spirit in from the Maori of New Zealand. According to the stories they live in communities in remote spots like forest depths or mountaintops. 92 more words


Cross-Examination: 'I Too, Deserve an Education' - UTAS and Affirmative Action in Tertiary Education


Recently, there have been debates regarding alternative schemes that help minority groups in universities throughout New Zealand.[1] The main issue is whether these alternative programs — such as the Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme (UTAS) — reflect or breach affirmative action. 1,355 more words

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Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing kupu (words).

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

E nge!
Serves you right

Kupu (word)

earth/Mother Earth

Me tiakina a Papatūānuku, ka tika! 23 more words


Film Review: The Dead Lands

With all due respect to the formidable cast of The Dead Lands, Mau Rakau is the true breakthrough star of this action-heavy art house flick from New Zealand. 314 more words

Film Reviews

Polynesian Languages II

Hi everyone! This week we will continue our studies of Polynesian Languages by taking a look at the vowel rules and spellings. These are not very complicated and are rather unique too. 39 more words