Friday, November 5, 2010

Te Karaka - a bounty of richness and mana

On a brighter Ngāi Tahu note - the latest issue of Te Karaka is out and as usual it is packed with very interesting articles, photos and general knowledge regarding Ngāi Tahu. Well worth having a look online here - just look at the variety of information
"In this issue, we have some great stories including our cover story: South Seas Adventure. We follow the fleet of Polynesian waka as they set sail for an epic voyage around the Pacific.

Ngāi Tahu sails again. Fresh from a waka wānanga at Kaikōura’s Takahanga Marae and sailing a waka hourua around the Hauraki Gulf, a young Ngāi Tahu crew is one step closer to reviving the iwi’s maritime heritage.

Whale tales. TE KARAKA spends a day chasing whales and talking to the people behind Whale Watch Kaikōura – now one of the world’s leading indigenous businesses.

Taonga revival. The sound of taonga pūoro is becoming more familiar as contemporary music embraces the airy sounds of Māori wind instruments. Ngāi Tahu seeks to breathe life into taonga pūoro at a workshop of musical minds and instruments in Christchurch.

The need for speed. Anthony Knowles. It’s a name to remember because one day this Christchurch youngster is going to be famous around the world. Catch up with the country’s top Under-17 speedway rider.

Upholding the law. The first woman appointed as a Crown Solicitor outside the Crown Law Office in New Zealand is also a proud Ngāi Tahu descendant.

The let down.The National Government has missed an opportunity to right the wrongs of the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Mark Solomon and CEO Anake Goodall give their frank assessment of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill.

Ancestral affinity. Irene Mura Schroder (Kāti Māmoe, Ngāi Tahu) is Curator Visual Arts Southland Museum and Art Gallery. She writes about the arrival of Te Hokinga Mai and what it means for Ngāi Tahu’s southernmost rūnanga.

Financial know-how on par. A landmark survey measuring the financial knowledge of Ngāi Tahu whānui has produced encouraging results.

Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu: Māori Stormtrooper and more

He koreroreo nā Keri Hulme: Toitū te whenua hoki

He whakaaro: Tom Bennion – The foreshore debate – a new deal?

He whakaaro: Guest – Moana Jackson – Injustice compounded

Toi iho: Tuhituhi whenua – Ross Hemera

He kōrero kai: Jason Dell’s postcard from Singapore

Hei mahi marā: Mauri magic

He aitaka a Tāne: Kahikatea – the tallest native

Te ao o te Māori: Shaky times in Canterbury

He tangata: Hinemoana Baker

A bounty of richness and mana. Thank you once again Faumuinā and team, for all the hard mahi in relation to producing this glimpse into Ngāi Tahu whanui and values.

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