Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/
Lembrando a scion of a fetus, the Koru is used very frequently in Mori art as a symbol of creation Its circular shape conveys the idea of a perpetual motion and the inner spirals suggest a return to the p
On This Day (5/31/1884): In 1884 Tawhiao I, leader of the Waikato tribes and the second Maori King (Matutaera Te Pukepuke Te Paue Te Karato Te-a-Potatau Tawhiao) traveled to London to try and persuade Queen Victoria to honor the Treaty of Waitangi. Upon arrival, the Queen refused to meet with him, and instead Lord Derby, Secretary of State for the Colonies, met him and said it was a New Zealand problem.
Members of the first meeting of the Takitimu Maori Council,10 June 1902. Seated; Mr Brooking; Otene Pitau. Front row standing; Takina of Kaiti; Charles Ferris of Gisbone; Hetekia Te Kane Pere of Gisborne; Paratene Tatae of Manutuke; Hemi Tutapu; Matenga Taihuka Te Kooti (on far right). Back row; Hapi Hinaki of Whangara; Paora Kohu of Muriwai; Pewhairangi of Tokomaru Bay; Rangi of Tolaga Bay; Arani Kunaiti of Te Reinga. Picture of Te Poho o Rawiri ll before its relocation to Kaiti Hill in…