Back into the archives we go - listening to some examples of Pōkeka and Kaioraora - chants and songs of derision, hatred, cursing and conflict.
This week's episode looks at the 'Urban Māori'; what the term means to our guest and hosts, and challenging perceptions. There is also discussion around the use of Te Reo Māori as a vehicle for reconnection, ie: helping others to reconnect via their learning journey.
This kōrerorero is about how to ask and answer questions like; which way something was done, how something went or when something was finished. We also cover the difference between oti and mutu, īnawhea and nōnawhea, different ways to say something is good - and a few more gems to level up your questioning vocab.
We are privileged to be joined by Hemi Tai Tin, a Kaiako Rangatira from Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa (The International School of Māori Weaponry), who speaks in depth with us about this ancient art form.