Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Second Maori Indian Hui announced

Second Maori Indian Hui announced

Following the success of the first Hui (gathering) of Maori Indians with the theme “Coming together, working together, growing together”, the second Hui was planned and announced.

More than 100 delegates are expected to participate in the second Hui at the Tangatarua Marae, Waiariki Institute of Technology campus, Rotorua from Friday, 14 March to Sunday, 16 March 2014. The official program will start at 5.00 pm on Friday with a powhiri (official Maori welcome) by Dr Ken Kennedy, Kaumatua of the Waiariki Institute of Technology.

The main purpose of the twoday gathering is to bring the Maori Indian community together, and to motivate them to contribute to the community. The Hui is organised by Hindu Council of New Zealand, in association with International Centre for Cultural Studies (ICCS Aotearoa) and Aotearoa Bharat Friendship Society (ABFS). The participants will have an opportunity to learn a
The second Hui will take place at the Tangatarua marae, which was carved by Lyonel Grant, a MaoriIndian himself. Tangatarua translates to "two peoples" and strongly symbolises the bicultural nature of the people who participate in the Hui of Maori Indians.

An organizing committee, comprising of academics, project managers, lawyers and business people of MaoriIndian origin, has been formed to organize the second gathering. People from Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Whakatane, Opotiki, Kawhia, and Wellington are expected to participate in the second Hui.

We have sent the invitations to a number of Iwi/hapu that includes Ngati Awa, Ngai Tuhoe, Whakatohea, Ngati Pikiao, Tainui, Ngati Paoa, Ngapuhi, Te Arawa, Rongowhakaata, Ngati Porou, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Rangiwewehi, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, Nga Ruahine, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Matata, Ngatiwairere, Waahi, Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahungunu, Rakaipaaka, Tu Wharetoa ki Kawerau, and Ngati Pukenga, Te Atiawa (Taranaki/Wellington/Lower Hutt/Upper Hutt). Similarly, invitations have also gone to a number of Universities that include AUT University, The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, and Massey University.

A number of cultural and social sessions and workshops are being organized during the Hui. The participants will thoroughly enjoy the workshops on vegetarian cooking, Rangoli (traditional Hindu decorative art), “MehndiMoko” (temporary henna tattoo) where both Maori and Hindu designs will be taught, and ladies will have an opportunity to learn Saree wearing.

This gathering will be held in a smokefree, alcoholfree and meatfree atmosphere. This gathering is one more step forward in HinduMaori whakawhanaungatanga (relations). Many participants have already shown interest in attending the second Hui.

The joint coordinators from Maori Indian community include Raewyn Bhana (Joint coordinator) 027 551 3225 and Natasha Narayan (Joint coordinator) 021 828 687.

Also, the second Hui will be run along Rotorua Holi Festival. A television production crew will cover a documentary on Rotorua Holi Festival and it will be telecast on a national television.

The Hindu Council of New Zealand believes in the spirit of community wellbeing on the Principle of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” (World is one family).

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news