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5 Step Protocol for harvesting Native Rakau for Rongoa

There is a traditional Protocol that one must abide by when harvesting native Rakau (Tree/Plants) for Rongoa (Medicine)…

These five steps have been handed down to me by my own teachers… Remember that it is NOT our right to just take…The… 403 more words

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Aroha - Westlake Village

Aroha is Maori for love, compassion or affectionate regard (at least that’s what the menu says).   It’s been decades since I’ve visited New Zealand but a recent episode of “House Hunters International” brought up those memories.  615 more words



It was a special day for us to head from Istanbul to the Gallipoli peninsula & visit the sites where so many Anzacs fought & died 100 years ago. 457 more words


Native Affairs political debate

There’s been a lot of controversy around Maori Television lately with accusations that Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell intefered with and was involved in the calling off of a political debate. 120 more words


Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Tau ana, e hoa.
Sweet as, bro.

Kupu (word)

tākuta… 53 more words


New Maori and Merino at Chaotic Fibres

We have just returned from Olds Fibre Week and a visit to Calgary to spend some precious time with family. Although we were not able to be a vendor at the Merchant Mall at Olds College this year because of the flood at our home, we wanted to check it out for next year as well as to have a chance to visit with some of the other vendors we have met over the year. 160 more words

News From Chaotic Fibres, Victoria, BC

Older white men paid double young ethnic women

That’s not my headline. That’s Stuff’s business section’s headline.

Middle-aged white men might be sick of being cast as villains, but a report suggests they should check their privilege.

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