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Māori and the Mormon Church during the war

11 April, 2021 / Lachy Paterson

As in a number of faiths active among Māori during the Second World War, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints faced challenges through the war, but nevertheless tried...

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Our Summer Students’ Reports (2020-21)

06 April, 2021 / Maori Home Front

  The summer scholarship students have been one of the most rewarding aspects of the wider Te Hau Kāinga project.

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Māori Workers’ Dwellings at Pukehoke

26 March, 2021 / Lachy Paterson

Housing, or rather a lack of it, has been a festering sore in New Zealand for some years, with the current government seemingly unable to fix the problem.

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The Māori University Experience, World War II

19 March, 2021 / Zoe Thomas

The focus for my research project was Māori in tertiary education during World War II.

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Ōku Wheako Whaiaro

16 March, 2021 / Val Houkamau

The journey I had to finish this report was a long one.

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Pei Te Hurinui Jones: Shakespeare and Politics

13 March, 2021 / Lachy Paterson

In 1945 Pei Te Hurinui Jones stood as a candidate in the Western Māori seat; the following year he published his Māori translation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

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The endless struggle for rangatiratanga

08 March, 2021 / Leighton Williams

  When the 28 Māori Battalion left for war in 1940, it was perhaps expected that life was to change dramatically upon their return.

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Puketapu ki Paraparaumu

03 March, 2021 / Talia Ellison

Narratives help us to understand the world around us and our place in it, they anchor identity, transmit cultural knowledge and practices, in essence narratives have power.

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The Role of Māori Performing Arts in the Armed Forces

27 February, 2021 / Bethany Waugh

The purpose of my summer research project was to understand how contemporary performers of WWII waiata interpret the living legacy held within these songs and why they keep performing them...

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Māori and Nursing

19 February, 2021 / Alice Taylor and Angela Wanhalla

In this final article on vocational guidance we focus on nursing, one area of employment Māori girls were encouraged to take up, and which gained greater prominence and importance during...

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