Nau mai haere mai e hoa mā. We've changed things up a little i tēnei tau. Our poto episodes are now a mix of kōrero with some regular segments that we hope you'll get to know and love. I tēnei wiki we kōrero about kai in kids play, and Tessa has her Tīpako Pukapuka (librarians choice). Homai tō whakahoki kōrero e hoa mā!
When you're dealt a sh#*tty hand it can be really easy to carry on blaming other people, the environment and never reaching your potential or purpose. Jacinda flips that on it's head and has made the most of what her past experiences have opened her eyes to - the epitome of positivity through adversity.
She has this amazing 'I'll be ok and I've got this' attitude, which has helped shape her current situation and paved the way for a future which allows her to give back to the community on a daily basis. Another epic manawahine sharing her life with all of us!
This was not planned. Which makes it the perfect 100th episode as we always look for depth and meaning in unexpected moments. Justice Joe Williams got up to give the keynote speech at the recent Charity Law and Regulation conference held at Te Papa in April 2019 and rather than start straight into that topic he took time and instead reflected on the Karakia which had been said just before that, "Whakataka te Hau". I thought the description and explanation provided was really beautifully done as it opened an understanding of what this prayer was really about. So I got permission to release those reflections as this podcast episode. Have a listen to some of the other 100 for more diverse content and interviews!
The Karakia goes:
Whakataka te hau ki te uru,
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga.
Kia mākinakina ki uta,
Kia mātaratara ki tai.
E hī ake ana te atākura he tio,
he huka, he hauhunga.
Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!
Get ready for the westerly
and be prepared for the southerly.
It will be icy cold inland,
and icy cold on the shore.
May the dawn rise red-tipped on ice,
on snow, on frost.
Join! Gather! Intertwine!
The latest news since he spoke there was the following:
"Justice Joseph Williams is the first te reo Maori speaker be appointed to the judge's bench in the Court of Appeal. The former Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court was named a judge of the Court of Appeal by Attorney-General David Parker last week. Justice Williams, who is of is of Ngati Pukenga, Waitaha and Tapuika descent, has had a distinguished legal career and was appointed the head of the Maori Land Court in 1999. The following year, he was appointed acting chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, a position to which he was permanently appointed in 2004."
About Karakia, from http://folksong.org.nz/whakataka_te_hau/
Karakia are the chants of Maori ritual, using traditional language, symbols and structures. They are a means of achieving oneness - one with the atua, one with the ancestors and one with events of the past.
They have their own traditional structure, symbols and rituals, and their concern is the whole of the universe, earth, sea and sky and into the night.
Karakia are not magic spells depending on the exact recitation of the words. The words can be, and are, changed. The power of the karakia came from the atua, and the effectiveness of the karakia depended on the faith of the people using the chants.
Another compilation of musical goodness to keep you all jamming over the summer break. Ko ēnei ngā waiata from Eps 121 - 142 - Enjoy.
TAI BLACK-TE REO O NGA TOHUNGA by He Rangahau - Professor Taiarahia Black
On the latest episode of The Good Citizen podcast, Anahera Rawiri talks to Jeremy Hansen about the unique Māori solutions Auckland’s housing crisis.
New Zealand’s housing crisis is a systemic failure on so many fronts: a rapidly growing population, insane house prices, a drastic shortage of quality homes, a volatile renting market, tight lending restrictions, no capital gains tax and so much more.
All of it is interdependent and complicated, which is partly why, at a national level, it’s been put in the too-hard basket for too long. But in Auckland, one hapū has been tackling these obstacles – financial, structural, psychological – in innovative ways with remarkable results. It’s been hard, painstaking work at a relatively small scale, but if offers lessons that could be applied across the country – and shows that our housing problems, when tackled one by one, may not be as intractable as we think.
Up on the papakāinga at Ōrākei, 30 new warm, dry and generous terrace homes are testament to the determination of the members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to begin to deal with the housing crisis in their own way.
“There’s so much pressure on the housing market that people are looking for different ways of doing things,” says Anahera Rawiri, who works for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s development arm. “We knew we had to build some houses, and it was good for us to do that. [But] the only way we could get around some of these barriers was to fund it ourselves.”
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In this episode I interview a friend of mine, Ariana Kauri, to hear about her own journey of learning more about the Maori culture, history and language. Ariana has spent two years studying social policies in New Zealand in regards to the Maori people.
Also I quickly discuss the the ToePaw video which went a bit crazy online!!
In this episode I give a update of how its going learning te reo maori, I call my mate Hemi again and I share a song I've been working on called, Toe Paw!
In this Episode I speak with Eru Paranihi, the Sports reporter for Maori Televeision and introduce "Have a word with Hemi", a 'word of the day' type segment with a twist!
In this episode I discuss with a good friend of mine the state of Maori culture in New Zealand from a European New Zealander perspective.
This is the first episode of 'Whats Timata?' a podcast following my journey as a pakeha learning Te reo Maori, the language of the native people!