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  • New Zealand Maori Culture, The Haka, New Zealand Haka

    …pre-battle challenge to their opposition. But the word "haka" simply means a dance, or a song accompanied by dance. While they are the correct terms to associate with the haka, they do not do justice to the life force, the actions, words, rhythm, themes, meaning, style or history that are…

  • New Zealand Language, Language of New Zealand

    …in Maori similar to those in English - 'h', 'k', 'm', 'n', 'p', 'r', 't', and 'w'. There are also two different consonants - 'wh' and 'ng'. Many Maori pronounce the 'wh' sound similar to our 'f'. The 'ng' is similar to our own 'ng' sound in a word like 'sing', except that in Maori, words can…

  • Rotorua New Zealand History, History of Rotorua NZ

    …Rotorua related E-Postcard to your friends. Maori History Ceremonial Waka Photographer: Fay Looney (www.faylooney.com) Rotorua, a Maori word meaning literally "second lake", was originally settled by the Maori of the Te Arawa iwi. Many famous Maori legends and stories are based in this…

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