Continuing on from our talk about harakeke, we discuss the garments and other items Māori were making out of New Zealand’s wonder plant!Read More 23 – Does This Kakahu Make My Butt Look Big?
Part 1 of a special collaboration episode with the Happy Hour History Podcast about a very interesting and not well known part of New Zealand history: Robert ‘Bob’ Semple. This is all about his early life, his involvement in politics and the early labour movement in Aotearoa. It’s an absolute cracker! Warning: language that some may deem offensive used throughout.Read More 22 – Bob Part 1: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
The first of our discussions on Maori weaving! We talk all about harakeke, New Zealand flax, how to process and dye it as well as the techniques used to weave it into items of greatness!Read More 21 – Flax for Dummies
It’s a double whammy! A dramatic retelling of how Maui slowed the sun and how he brought the knowledge of making fire to the world!Read More 20 – Maui and the Sun (plus how he brought fire to the world!)
We round out our discussion of Maori carving talking about motifs, with a focus on depictions of humans as well as talking about the carvers themselves. I also get excited about charcoal on rocks towards the end…Read More 19 – A Carver and His Carvings
We discuss the mythical origins of carving along with the two main styles and finish with a short talk about tokotoko, orator’s staffs! Oh, and there is a giveaway too!Read More 18 – Bringing Art to the Surface
We talk about toki poutangata, ceremonial adzes, as well as some of the other tools used by traditional Maori carvers.Read More 17 – I Need to Adze You a Question
Today we start our next major Maori culture topic, carving. This episode we discuss how to make and use toki, adzes, as well as their mythological origins!Read More 16 – AND MY ADZE!!!
A short little episode about the Maori new year: Matariki!Read More 15 – Matariki
A dramatic retelling of the origins of our favourite trickster: Maui!Read More 14 – Birth of a Legend