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Word list of te reo Moriori

Word list of te reo Moriori

This is not an academic or linguist publication, but a compilation of several historically published sources that contain word lists of Moriori. For full details including sources and an analysis download the publication here. My intention as a researcher was to compile and publish this material which is scattered among many historical publications that are not easily accessible or are even common knowledge to many […]

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Māori baby names list

Māori baby names list

Over 1300 Maori Baby names; Christian, Mormon and non religious first names and their equivalent English name.
Before using a name in the list, you should also check what other meanings are associated with the name. In the Maori language one word may have multiple meanings.

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The Māori ICT Report

The Māori ICT Report

Māori access to Internet and ICT report has been released which covers Māori engagement in the digital world, including Internet, mobile usage and employment in the ICT industry identifies pathways for Māori to achieve higher incomes and management opportunities in the ICT industry. Māori me te Ao Hangarau 2015 – The Māori ICT Report 2015 was produced by MBIE as part of He Kai kei aku ringa […]

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Pokemon Go on the Urupa, Marae – Tapu?

Pokemon Go on the Urupa, Marae – Tapu?

Pokémon is a free location-based augmented reality game played on mobile phones which places creatures called Pokemon that can fight each other at randomly selected places including marae, wahi tapu and Urupa. Augmented reality is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment with a computer or other animation that can be seen via a device. At this stage there is no information […]

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Te Tai Tonga 2017 analysis who is the best person

Te Tai Tonga 2017 analysis who is the best person

A Māori Party and Mana Party alliance to win all of the Māori seats creates the question of who will be the Te Tai Tonga representative? My analysis of Te Tai Tonga voters will be what each of the parties with the exception of Labour will consider when selecting their candidates. This could potentially be to the detriment of Labour who are riding on the Tirikatene whanau name and voter loyalty, […]

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Digital colonialism and the hidden issues for Maori today

Digital colonialism and the hidden issues for Maori today

One of the most remote Māori communities in Aotearoa gets broadband Internet says Te Karere. I suspect this will have a number of cultural implications that has yet to be considered. Ruatahuna is not unique for this as it has happened numerous times in rural and urban areas by non Māori organisations and government pushing technology into communities with no understanding about tikanga or community needs. In […]

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Ngai Tahu youth going to Silicon Valley

Ngai Tahu youth going to Silicon Valley

Great to see that ten Ngāi Tahu youth are going to Silicon Valley in October for a five-day science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) boot camp an opportunity was provided by Callaghan Innovation and NZQA which is a part of the Callaghan Innovation and NZQA “Āmua Ao: Experience Silicon Valley 2016” programme . Congratulations to all of the successful Ngāi Tahu applicants “Kathrine Wiki Arapeta, […]

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Top 20 Māori baby names for 2015

The most popular Māori baby names collated by Department of Internal Affairs was names were Maia for girls and Nikau for boys. All names were verified by Te Taura Whiri to be Māori. The list is below. The top 20 names for girls were: 1. Maia 2. Manaia 3. Anahera 4. Ana 5. Aroha 6. Kaia 7. Hana 8. Ataahua 9. Tia 10. Kora 11. […]

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Warning: Twitter spam targeting Māori

Warning: Twitter spam targeting Māori

The past 48 hours we has seen a large concentrated Twitter spam attack targeting Māori using popular key words and soft pornography. This is the first time Māori has been targeted in a spam campaign on Twitter and there appears to be no real reason or justification for it. On the surface it appears as though a number of Twitter accounts may have been compromised […]

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Marae could be the solution to homeless in NZ

Aotearoa New Zealand is facing a housing shortage and many homeless in the cities and for the first time in my life I am hearing about the working poor and families sleeping in cars and on the streets. One marae in Auckland, Puea marae has opened its doors to up to 60 people. At the time of writing this the media had reported that there […]

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