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What is Tikanga?

Tikanga is a Māori concept based around customary practices or principles.The word “tikanga" is a derivation of the word “tika” meaning ‘right' or 'correct.’ Ultimately derived from Proto Eastern Polynesia tika means ’straight, correct, right;, se...
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Short History of Ngāti Wai

Māori histories of Aotea Aotea is the Māori name for Great Barrier Island, the 285 square kilometre island of perfect coasts, lush native forest and supportive, outgoing, friendly people. For centuries, it has been the tribal home of members of th...
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A quick history of Aotea (Great Barrier Island)

Aotea, also known as Great Barrier Island, is the 6th largest island of NZ with an area of 285 sq kilometres. It is where we make your products and it is also our namesake.Māori named the island Aotea meaning white cloud (ao – cloud, tea – white) ...
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Why is Kawakawa so good?

KIA ORA,It’s winter, and there’s nothing like a herbal infusion to keep warm and so we thought we’d share with you how easy it is to make Kawakawa tea. Kawakawa tea is similar to peppermint tea, both in its flavour and function and both are recogn...
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The similarities between Greek Mythology and Māori Mythology.

There are numerous similarities between the Greek myths of how the world was created, and the Māori mythological creation account. This is a fascinating fact, given the disparity between the time periods of Greek civilization and Māori civilizatio...
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What is it to be Modern? Modernism in the early 20th Century

  Towards the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, a philosophical movement grew out of a rejection of the status quo as being outdated and hindering progress in the newly emerging environment of industrialized societies ...
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