We give examples of some errors that can happen when writing or reciting karakia, and incorrect tikanga practices around the building & opening of Whare. We then discuss the effects that these mistakes can have on the intentions of important kaupapa.
Ka hoki mai anō te takitoru o Taringa ki te āta matapakihia tēnei kaupapa te whati me te hapa me kī hei tō te tirohanga Māori i roto i ngā whakaritenga Māori pēnei i te whaikōrero me ētahu atu tūwhai āhuaranga. The Taringa trio return to discuss this topic of errors and falters in according per se to the Māori perspective within Māori contexts such as formal oration and other aspects.
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?
Paraone, Snow and Erica discuss Tikanga mō te kai in various contexts.
The ultimate koha: Should I give blood? Is it tapu? This week we host special guests Pio Terei and Nicola Adams (better known as Nix) to discuss donating blood from a mātauranga Māori perspective. Tau ana ngā manuhiri, tau ana ngā kōrero, tau ana te kaupapa.
What's in a name? The Taringa trio look at the thoughts and considerations that are or should be taken when naming such things as whare (marae and contemporary buildings), taonga (heirlooms, objects) and kaupapa (initiatives, companies). Keep an ear out also for our kīwaha that denotes a period since something has happened.
Dr Naomi Simmonds talks about how she got to her topic for her thesis.Tū te turuturu nō Hine-te-iwaiwa: Mana wahine geographies of birth in Aotearoa New Zealand. Challenges, whakaaro and kōrero surrounding Māori birth practices, knowledge gaps, re-activaion of placenta practices and the key of te reo Māori in birth practices.
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.