Are Māori descendants of the Greeks and Egyptians? Were they one of the Lost Tribes of Israel – or was India their homeland? And did they arrive in one great fleet of canoes?
Part of story: Ideas about Māori origins
Te whare tapere Kia kawea tātou e te rēhia
Part of story: Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu
Māori have had a long involvement in the sport of rugby. The first recorded Māori player, Wirihana, was probably Wirihana Puna, a lieutenant under Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (Major Kemp) during the New Zealand wars.
Part of story: Māori rugby – whutupaoro
From the 1960s it became increasingly common in New Zealand for artists to create work that challenged the conventional formats of painting and sculpture.
Part of story: Media art
Ngāti Awa trace their ancestry back to the people they believed were living in New Zealand before Māori arrived, and to those who arrived from Hawaiki on board the Mataatua canoe.
Part of story: Ngāti Awa
Characteristics A country town is a place in which the economic and social life of the community depends largely on the needs of the surrounding farms.
Part of story: Country towns
Traditional importance The significance of waka (canoes) for Māori has its roots in times past, when voyaging waka forged the links between
Part of story: Waka – canoes
Many people in Aotearoa New Zealand have been inspired by the music, dance, visual art and expressive language of international hip hop culture, and have used it to tell stories of their own experiences, struggles an