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Māori art at the Auckland Art Gallery

The contemporary Māori art exhibition ‘Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art’ which can be seen at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki illuminates many different facets of Māori mythology. Using a blend of modern and traditional art, it provide...
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What is rongoā?

What is rongoā?   Rongoā is the traditional holistic Māori healing system, which often uses the medicinal properties of New Zealand native plants. Though early Māori lacked contemporary understanding of the body’s immune system, nonetheless they w...
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Water Rights and Māori World Views

Prior to colonisation Māori had their own effective legal, political and social systems in place to control water, waterways and water bodies. Although such systems varied from iwi-to-iwi, all Māori followed and adhered to the principles of tikang...
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What rights protect indigenous peoples?

Worldwide  The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 is an up to date statement with international force that affirms that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be differ...
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What is Rongoā?

What is rongoā? Rongoā is the traditional holistic Māori healing system, which often uses the medicinal properties of New Zealand native plants. Though early Māori lacked contemporary understanding of the body’s immune system, nonetheless they wer...
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The Māori economy in the 19th century.

What probably isn’t recognised is how strong the Māori Economy was in the 19th Century. Particularly prior to the land wars of the 1860’s. Aotearoa in 1800 was a Māori world. Any talk of New Zealanders in the first half the century meant almost e...
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