This story is about the origins of Pounamu (or Greenstone) - a beautiful and precious stone found in certain parts of the South Island, New Zealand. Pounamu is a Taonga that plays an important part in Māori history and Tikanga, and in this episode - we both tell the story and talk about how, and why.
Negation - can't, won't, didn't etc - Paraone puts Erica to the test with a one-on-one schooling in negatives.
Covering Macrons, Pao, Karanga and a classic mis-heard lyric - we bring you another dose of answers to your questions.
We look at behaviour and courtesies around the digital world - things to consider with the use of technology, social media and online platforms.
Taking a trip back through the ages, we tour through the Ngā Taonga archives and listen to some different types of famous Haka that were performed at significant moments, and have a kōrero about their importance at the time, and influence they have on the Haka we see today.
Rawiri Waititi is our kaikōrero on this hōtaka - joining us by phone to chat about the history, the area and the people of this large East Coast Iwi.
'Tūkapi Puriro' or 'Posessive Pronouns' - tāku, āku, tāu, āu etc - our hosts drill many examples of how ownerhsip structure works in Te Reo Māori.