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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
This is not so much a story about Kurapatiu but a story that led up to the unfortunate condition in which she found herself.
Waimarama Maori Tours as a registered business entity began in 2006.
I spent the last day of 2012 in Wellington with my sisters Ira and Christine and my brother in law Russell. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the excitement and buzz of the Wellington waterfront.