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Learning experience 5: Games and pastimes Ngā Mahi ā te Rēhia

Whakapapa

Tānerore and Hineruhi passed the knowledge of the arts, in particular dance and movement, to their descendants. This ancient knowledge continues to be interpreted within the contemporary world of Māori performing arts. They range from all aspects of Māori performance such as haka, poi and waiata ā-ringa, to other significant Māori protocols and rituals.

Te reo Māori vocabulary

  • harakeke: New Zealand flax; Phormium tenax
  • hauora: well-being
  • manu pātiki: the flatfish or flounder kite
  • manu taratahi: kite
  • pōtaka: spinning top
  • raupō: bulrush; Typha angustifolia
  • ruru tahi: pick up ones
  • ruru rua: pick up twos
  • ruru toru: pick up threes
  • ruru whā: pick up fours
  • teina: younger
  • toetoe: sedge grass; Arundo kakao (conspicua)
  • tuakana: older

Learning experiences

  • Kite making Manu aute (HPE 4, Visual Arts 1 and 4)
  • Knuckle bones Kōruru (HPE 1)
  • Top (Spinner) Pōtaka (HPE 3)
  • Stilts Poutoti (HPE 4)

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