you need to join up in maoriworld.ning.com also... OUR space haha. nau mai!
hope uni is fun. miss the marae steez and all the staff and tauira. tpk is all g though, i like that there's plenty maori faces around and all very lovely ppl. looking forward to the next rage at vintage with ya'll
was a choice night alright, and glad that you had a good time, didn't realise you was sober driving hahaahah... yeah we were oddfellows alright... far waho, had a blast and a half though, and sorry to ask you that patai... that's one of the things that I clearly remember doing haha.. and i CLEARLY remember your answer hahaha.
too cute alright. oh and stormy says kia ora to you!
Aloha Rawinia, Mahalo for the lovely email, sorry I haven't replied sooner, it's final exams for me and grading papers. I can't wait to hear more about your work and projects. I was serious about finding names of maori folks who write literary criticism and about indigenous methods in Korero Maori. I would like to see some of their work too and send their names on to G. Spivak who is looking to publish these kinds of writings in the original language and in translation.
Kia ora Rawinia! Pehea ana? Just signed up to join the Maoli-Maori group (under instruction from Chief Tonotono). Now I'm having a haki nohi around the site. I guess you all got back to Wellington safe and sound. I'm still in Chicago, freezing my proverbials off right now - raining and eight degrees, brrr!
Aloha e Rawinia! I'm so glad we got to connect in Athens; I know it's the start of some awesome work together! Glad you and your mom had a lovely huaka`i to Ranana/Ladana. MUCH aloha to you and your mom!! More soon, me ke aloha, Lehua
It was really great to meet up with you and your mother. I really enjoyed your presentation about your hale at the university. We'll definitely have to keep in touch for sure, that conference was a great one to get people together.
Aloha hou mai kaua e Rawinia!
Aloha to your Mum as well, I hope you both enjoyed the Europe trip and have a chance to settle back in. Your Mana Motuhake Flag is quite nice in its bold simple design, and I bet there is much symbolism to it. I just got back from an interisland trip - one of my duties is spiritual protocols for Puu Kohola heiau at Kawaihae, the war-temple of Kamehameha, but now rededicated as a temple of reunification. The October 2006 earthquake did considerable damage to the structure, and now as the crews work to rebuild collapsed portions, I am one of the small group that purify the crew and pray continually while they do the physical work. That heiau site is located in the absolute driest part of the entire archipelago of Hawaii, and I admit to calling directly to the clouds to come over from the nearest mountain to give us a break from the blazing heat of the day. I definitely belong in the moist, cool, cloud forest rather than in the dusty coastal flats! So I look forward to seeing some images of the forest of Ke Urewera (sounds like a fertile place!) ;)