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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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Vocational Guidance for Māori (2): H.C. McQueen & K.T. Harawira

30 January, 2021 / Alice Taylor

Henry Charles McQueen was a ground-breaking educational researcher who proposed how vocational guidance for young Māori should be enacted.

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Māori Vocational Guidance – How it came to be

26 January, 2021 / Alice Taylor

One of New Zealand’s war features was the large and ever-growing population of young Māori men and women.

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The Agar Petition

07 December, 2020 / Angela Wanhalla

Agar Seaweed: it boomed as an industry in the war years because it was vital to pharmaceuticals and had a range of other uses, but when Japan entered the war...

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Six new Māori Summer Scholarship projects for Te Hau Kāinga

17 November, 2020 / Maori Home Front

Te Hau Kāinga is super excited about the Māori students undertaking research internships with us this summer.   Last year we had three excellent students.

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Children’s Transit House: the story of a Māori baby

31 October, 2020 / Erica Newman

“Child in home of [foster parent]. Placed by Transit House v[iew] to ad[opt] but child is too dark for them. [Foster mother] wants child removed by weekend if possible.

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The Forgotten Māori Battalion?

24 October, 2020 / Lachy Paterson

The 28 (Maori) Battalion is justly famous for its daring exploits and sacrifices in North Africa and Italy.

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Māori Farmers and the War Effort

17 October, 2020 / Ross Webb

In July 1940, Wiremu Tau Hapa of Ōtangaroa wrote to Prime Minister Peter Fraser offering land and labour for the war effort.

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Embroidered with love and goodwill: The Manutūkē Māori Mothers’ Union

07 October, 2020 / Rosemary Anderson

In recent months there has been a flurry of activity in the fight against Covid-19.

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