Blog Posts - Māori Culture



Banning Karakia in schools? A cultural can o’ worms, or beat-up?

Many, many Māori would have had their hackles raised at the mere prospect of State interference in what many consider to be primarily a cultural, rather than a religious, practice.
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on May 15, 2016

Banning Karakia in schools? A cultural can o’ worms, or beat-up?

Many, many Māori would have had their hackles raised at the mere prospect of State interference in what many consider to be primarily a cultural, rather than a religious, practice.
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on May 15, 2016

On that sad height; Māori, Pasifika and the assisted dying debate.

...the time is ripe now for Māori and Pacific peoples to be heard in what is developing into a nation-wide debate. Except I’m not hearing them.
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Feb 22, 2016

On that sad height; Māori, Pasifika and the assisted dying debate.

...the time is ripe now for Māori and Pacific peoples to be heard in what is developing into a nation-wide debate. Except I’m not hearing them.
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Feb 22, 2016

Mā te Whakamā: culture shaming & the China syndrome

It was the feeling of dread that first alerted me. A post had slipped by on my feed, a beautiful young woman with a moko kauai, on one knee, glaring at me through my screen. “Miss New Zealand performs haka in China.” Hmm, beauty pageants...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Dec 20, 2015

Mā te Whakamā: culture shaming & the China syndrome

It was the feeling of dread that first alerted me. A post had slipped by on my feed, a beautiful young woman with a moko kauai, on one knee, glaring at me through my screen. “Miss New Zealand performs haka in China.” Hmm, beauty pageants...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Dec 20, 2015

Mormonism & the Art of Exclusion

When I converted to Christianity about 15 years ago my dear, late Mother was not impressed. An avowed agnostic, (if perennial fence sitters can be said to be ‘avowed’ in anything) her very first words upon my telling her were: “Re...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Nov 7, 2015

Mormonism & the Art of Exclusion

When I converted to Christianity about 15 years ago my dear, late Mother was not impressed. An avowed agnostic, (if perennial fence sitters can be said to be ‘avowed’ in anything) her very first words upon my telling her were: “Re...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Nov 7, 2015


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