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Visitors From Taiwan

On Sunday 2nd June 2013 we hosted some visitors from Taiwan at Hakikino. They were wonderful people and very appreciative of their first introduction to our culture,

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The Stone At The Side Of The Road

Talking about stones last week reminded me of another stone story that occurred a little more recently than those ancient stones as already spoken of.

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The Arranged Marriages

The practice of arranged marriages has almost died out in our culture now but it was interesting to hear my mother talk of how these marriages occurred. As she was the youngest in her family these stories would have been related to her by her mother.

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Pouhokio

Water has always been of importance to our people. The Maori word for water is ‘wai’ and it should be noted that ‘wai Maori’ refers to the purest water available. In ancient Waimarama there were many streams that would originate in the foothills and join together in to three main...

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The Cleansing of Waimarama

The real significance of Kura’s tale blog has been the change in relationship between the people living on the coast and the sorcerers of Paewhenua. Prior to the heroics of Kura the people had lived in fear of these distant and somewhat arrogant men.

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Te Whakaputao

Te Whakaputao - The Widow Maker. A Mythical Legend

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Tawhaowhao

The ancient fortress at Hakikino, Waimarama has revealed many secrets. Middens (early rubbish tips) are to be found all over the site and an examination of the shells contained within give us an insight as to the seafood that was gathered and eaten by our Maori people.

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Te Ana o Hinegu

Te Ana o Hinengu - Hinengu’s Cave - A Mythical Legend

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Kurapatiu

This is not so much a story about Kurapatiu but a story that led up to the unfortunate condition in which she found herself.

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2006 - The Beginnings

Waimarama Maori Tours as a registered business entity began in 2006.

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