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Kia Ora!

Welcome!

This section comprises personal perspectives and travelogues, in addition to a body of factual reference information, primarily concerning New Zealand.

Trips

The Trips section contains travelogues of various adventures.

From England, there's some pages about:

From New Zealand:

 

Māori

../images/rated.gif There's a substantial section about New Zealand Māori.

There's lots of stuff about Māori language (Te Reo Māori); history (Tāhuhu Kōrero); culture (Māoritanga); Marae; and customs (Tikanga), such as carving (Whakairo), tattooing (Ta Moko), and performing arts (Kapa Haka).

images/tik-poi2.gifThe section on Kapa Haka tells you of Māori song (Waiata), including about one of the best known of Māori songs - Pokarekare Ana (you can even listen to it!). 

Also of Māori dance (Haka), including about 'The' Haka - that as made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks; and there's a page on the use of poi in dance. There's also a page about Kapa Haka today, on the world stage.

There's even two Māori stories (Kōrero) - one a well known love story - that of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, and another about How the Kiwi Lost Its Wings.

 

Reference

There's a page about the geography of New Zealand on the maps page.

Of course, there's now quite a lot on this site, and its assembly required consulting a number of sources. The sources page acknowledges the people, authors and other contributors used in the construction of this site, and includes some links to other web sites.

There's also a page with a few common Māori terms to help you, which you can always get to at the bottom of each page.

 

Peace, Love and International Grooviness to all, and enjoy your visit!


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