Today we talk about a bit of a random mix of things, from specifc plants to climate change and the linguistics of naming plants and animals!Read More 50 – Kūmara Comes from the Freezer!
Today is all about weeds! What they are, how Europeans and Māori viewed them and even a bit on how Pākehā used them as a justification for colonisation (no, seriously). We also talk a bit about harvesting as well!Read More 49 – Dank Weeds
Today we talk about a few different things around Māori horticulture from how gardens were made up, fertiliser, tools, gods and planting!Read More 48 – How to Plant a Garden
We start our look at Māori horticulture talking about the challenges and ingenuity of Māori upon arriving in Aotearoa. Specifically, the climate in their new home and how that affected the tropical plants they knew and loved.Read More 47 – Colder, Colder…
We go back to our tā moko episodes and do a dramatic retelling of the story of Mataroa and Niwareka, the couple that brough moko and tāniko to our world!Read More 46 – Mataora and Niwareka
We talk to the head of Te Papa Tongarewa’s Repatriation Team all about the repatriation of Māori and Moriori human remains from overseas. We talk about what it involves and why it’s important to Aotearoa! I would like to thank Te Herekiekie for taking the time to chat to me and the wider Te Papa team for helping to get it all organised.Read More 45 – Repatriation with Te Herekiekie Herewini
This is the second episode of my interview with James Holt, continuing on our discussion of Māori music including Māori showbands, WW2 songs and kapa haka!Read More 44 – Māori Music with James Holt: Part Rua
Our first interview! We chat to James Holt, someone who knows a lot more about Māori music than I do! We discuss modern Māori music from Stan Walker to Herbs to Alien Weaponry, as well as a variety of tangents as well.Read More 43 – Māori Music with James Holt: Part Tahi
We round out our discussion on the various taonga pūoro as we talk about the nguru, pūkāea and pūtōrino, among a couple of other interesting tidbits!Read More 42 – For Today
This episode we look at the realm of Hineraukatauri, goddess of flutes. We primarily look at the kōauau, what it was, how it was made, what it was used for and of course how it sounded! We also talk briefly about the rehu and whio!Read More 41 – Why Does Love do This to Me?