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Taua - he aha ou whakaaro me tenei tikanga?  

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sista_brown OWC
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Does anyone know where the taua (the traditional headwear that we wear at hui mate) originated from and what it resembles?

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Posted : 19 November, 2006 12:43 pm
matahuru OWC
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Kia ora sista brown

My understanding which was given to me recently by a healer, is that the kawakawa branch was preferred as a head dress during tangihanga.

Since then some have opted for other species of tree or plant life. My source told me that the kawakawa tree had many potent healing properties. It could be used to heal body externally as a poultice or internally as a drink for fighting infection.

He also said that it could also aid in the healing of the emotions by wearing it on the head during the grieving process.

I have also heard that the kava that fijians drink is actually kavakava root or kawakawa root and was a very important plant to all polynesion races.

Toku nei maramatanga noa iho.

Kia ora

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Posted : 20 November, 2006 11:52 am
sista_brown OWC
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Tena koe matahuru mo tou mohiotanga,

This is excellent korero. I have heard of the kawakawa being used too, hence the the kupu "parekawakawa" which taua is also known as. Do you know of where the tradition of wearing taua came from?

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Posted : 20 November, 2006 1:27 pm
taiga
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Taku nei te mohio, no mua ra ano i takea mai tenei tikanga. Hei nga wa o mua ka whakamaua te parekawakawa e woku tupuna heoi ano, kua mimiti haere tenei tikanga ki roto ki a matou

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Posted : 20 November, 2006 2:30 pm
sista_brown OWC
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Ah pai ana tera whakaaro e taiga. I rongo au tetahi koorero ano e paa ana ki te haerenga a Kupe. I te waa, kua taemai te rongo kua mate he tangata kei Hawaiki. Na ka tiki te tuahine o Kupe nga rau kawakawa mo tana pouritanga. Aroha mai e hoa, e akonga ana ahau te reo Maaori, engari e tarai ana au ki te koorero.

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Posted : 21 November, 2006 7:03 am
taiga
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Kei te pai, kua tau to reo e whakawhiu nei koe ia koe.
Ki to hiahia ki te whiu reo penei ai ka penei. Ki te hiahia koe kia tahuri ki to reo pakeha, ka pena. Kei a koe te tikanga! Ae tera tetehi o nga kawa kei te taka nei ki te ao o taku wa kainga, te mau parekawakawa

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Posted : 21 November, 2006 8:26 am
sista_brown OWC
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Ae, tena koe e hoa tika tou koorero

There is also koorero now that you are not to use rau that are used for rongoa (kawakawa) me ngaa kai and I can see as you say "kei te taka nei ki te ao o tau kainga, te mau parekawakawa".

What are you thoughts on the christian belief of where the taua originated?

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Posted : 21 November, 2006 10:40 am
taiga
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Well what is the christian belief as u know it? My understanding is that of the thorned headress that jesus bore.

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Posted : 21 November, 2006 11:07 am
taiga
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At the end of the day i do not believe one religion or culture over another, what is the main goal of all people, what should it be? I know this may sound romantic or whatever, but i believe throughout every culture the struggle is not for power but for love. It doesn't matter what culture you look at this is the underlying message.

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Posted : 21 November, 2006 11:10 am
sista_brown OWC
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Ae, tika taiga. Te me nui, ko te aroha, and we know that aroha is a much greater word that "love", ki au nei - to be in the presence (or breath) of someone far greater than you (in your eyes). Now this doesn't mean they are better than you, but it's how you feel about them.

And that's how I feel about our beliefs as Maaori, that's why I'm trying to find out where we got some of our tikanga, i.e. wearing taua.

Thanks for your koorero taiga, every bit helps me find the pathway to where I need to go.

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Posted : 22 November, 2006 5:31 am
taiga
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Tena koe e te tuahine,
Akina koe ki to ara e rapuhia na e koe

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Posted : 22 November, 2006 8:03 am
matahuru OWC
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Kia ora Sista brown

Ae kua rongo au taua korero e pa ana te puna o te tikanga pena, ara no ta waahi o nga taangata karatiana.

Etahi nga korero kua whai tonu tatou te iwi maori kua wehenga o nga taangata huria mai rano, ara mau tonu tatou etahi nga tikanga o nga jews. Nga mea etahi atu e rite tonu te tikanga o nga jews he tuuahu (altars of worship)kia noho i waho o te whare anake, kia whakamate nga kararehe ki te atua engari ahakoa kua whakamate tatou nga taurekareka etahi wa, e rite tonu. Toku nei whakaaro tenei tikanga i mauria mai i mua o nga jews.

Edited by - matahuru on Nov 22 2006 09:49:47 AM

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Posted : 22 November, 2006 9:48 am
taiga
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Ae e tika ana koe te Matahuru,
heoi, he whakaaro tera mo te takea maitanga. I whea takea mai te whakaaro, ko wai ka matatau. Me pewhea ina ka rapuhia wera tuturutanga?

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Posted : 22 November, 2006 10:24 am
matahuru OWC
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haha Kaore ano e mohio e hoa. Tehea te mea ka putanga mai i te wa tuatahi, te heihei me te heeke ranei? hehe

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Posted : 22 November, 2006 1:05 pm
taiga
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Ko te ira te mea e puta tuatahi mai! Ko te ira! lol

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Posted : 22 November, 2006 1:15 pm
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