We are graced by Julian Wilcox this week for "Iwi o te Wiki", as we take a second look at the intricate, complex architecture of the sacred house of Ngāpuhi. Listen out for our kīwaha which may have you rolling your eyes, or even answering back at some one.
He tapu te parapara? He aha i tapu ai? Me pēhea e porowhiu atu? Is waste/trash sacred? If so, why? How is it to be disposed of?
In the first week of Mahuru Māori, the Taringa trio ponders these questions in consideration of such practices as tā moko, tangihanga and humuhumu (amputation) with the remnants and their disposal in mind.
What is a hapa? What is a whati? What are they in the context of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori? What are the underpinning principles that make them Māori concepts? Why can I say "KAITOA!" when I'm relieved or satisfied with something?