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Maori poetry/ quotes  

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bates OWC
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Kia Ora, I am making a thesis about the impact of tourism on the Maori culture/society.

As an introduction of my work I was thinking of using a Maori poem or Quote.

If anybody has a suggestions, please pm me or post your idea.
kind regard Thomas

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Posted : 30 October, 2006 4:51 am
legaleagle OWC
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he aha te tohu e hoa?
There are many that may apply... the most famous probably...Hutia te rito o te harakeke...

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Posted : 30 October, 2006 7:46 am
bates OWC
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what does it means, I guess that it isn't a bad idea to put a translation with it.

thnx

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Posted : 30 October, 2006 7:50 am
legaleagle OWC
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Arohamai (forgive me) I assumed you were in NZ. What is the degree your thesis is for?

Hutia te rito o te harakeke
Mai wai te komako e ko?
E patai atu ahau ki a koe,
He aha te mea nui o te Ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

When you slice open the heart of the flax plant
Where will the Bellbird sing?
Let me ask you,
What is the most important thing in this world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.

na Te Meringaroto -Te Aupouri

Edited by - legaleagle on Oct 30 2006 7:57:13 PM

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Posted : 30 October, 2006 10:49 am
taiga
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He rahi whitau ka taura ka maro...
kumea kia ita kei to te ringakaha koe ka whakaara

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Posted : 30 October, 2006 2:02 pm
interplanetjanet
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It may also be worthwhile providing the source of the quote / poem used if known. I think the above is cedited to Sir Apirana Ngata isnt it?

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Posted : 30 October, 2006 7:16 pm
bates OWC
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I'm a college student from Belgium .
Thanks for the positive replies

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 12:02 am
taiga
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Which one Markonijov?

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 9:53 am
interplanetjanet
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legaleagles

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 9:54 am
taiga
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Hutia te rito. Oh i thought it was Tawhiao

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 10:04 am
interplanetjanet
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could be -thats why I added the ?

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 10:05 am
taiga
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Hmmm ill have to check lol

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 10:31 am
legaleagle OWC
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Arohamai you fullas, I added the author of the piece yesterday.

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 10:34 am
taiga
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Tena koe legal,
Kua ea

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Posted : 31 October, 2006 10:40 am
Peita Whanau OWC
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Kia ora

Im a very interested in learning about poetry, especially ones written by maori's........can anyone suggest where I can fine some more..

thanks

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Posted : 04 November, 2006 9:58 pm
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