This episode we talk about the rise and decline of the New Zealand industrial flax industry post European arrival!Read More 25 – Industry of Flax
The second part of our collaboration with the Happy Hour History Podcast, talking about Bob Semple!Read More 24 – Bob Part 2: The Machine
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
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!!!
We talk all about pre-European Maori women and what their life was like!Read More 12 – Ladies
We talk about land borders and how Maori viewed each other, houses, marae and their construction!Read More 11 – A Map, a Whare and a Marae