Thursday, 16 September 2021

Response to Text

 Response to text:

Māori Kai

1. A hangi is… 

a) a way Maori greet each other b) a type of food

c) an earth oven d) a way of storing food

2. Māori brought these animals with them as a source of food.

a) Pigs b) Cows

c) Dogs d) Sheep

3. Explain how Māori boiled their water

Māori did not make pottery, so their only means of boiling was to place a red-hot stone in a wooden bowl of liquid.

4. True or False: rua kūmara is an elevated storage platform

a) True b) False

5. Which of the following is NOT a species of whitebait?

a) Inanga b) Kōaro

c) Pikopiko    d) Kōkopu

6. Why do you think it was important for Māori to store their food underground, or above the ground?

So it would be safe from anyone trying to steal it 

7. In your own words, explain how to build a hangi.

→dig a deep hole put long wood pieces, layer it across the hole then add what you want to cook but before you do that, check the wood to see if it's wet. If not then you're okay.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

4 Facts: Famous Māori


Response to Text (Wednesday T3, W8)

Response to Text

  1. Who was the article about? Sir Āpirana Ngata

  1. When and where was he born? 3rd of july 1874

  1. Which Iwi was Apirana Ngata most connected to? Nagti porou

  1. What was he the first Maori person to do? He was the first Maori to graduate from university.

    1. “Apirana dedicated himself to the improvement of… ‘’Moari”

  1. “Apirana was a proud Maori, and fought to… “Māori and fought to set up businesses and schools for Māori throughout New Zealand”

  1. Why do you think it was important for Apirana to educate himself like a European? I think he wants to educate himself like a European because he wants to show people that even if you have a different culture does not mean you can’t educate yourself like other cultures and that it's your choice.

What do you think motivated him to fight so hard to keep Maori Culture alive? I think he wanted to represent his culture and show those out there that anybody can do anything if they believe in themselves. 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Response to Text: Kakahu Pekepeke (Tuesday (W8, T3)

 Response to text:

Kakahu Pekepeke 

by Keri Welham

1. A whakairo is… 

a) another word for taonga b) a Maori food

c) a traditional carving d) a gift 

2. The whakairo was gifted to the school in...

a) 1990 b) 1992

c) 2000 d) 2002

3. Explain why the whakairo is called “Kakahu Pekepeke”

→Kakahu Pekepeke was presented to the school by Kerry Wilson in 1992 for the school’s new Library.

4. True or False: A pekepeke is a cloak.

a) True b) False

5. Which of the following is NOT a taonga that Ōtūmoetai School has?

a) Carvings of Tākitimu waka b) The prow of the Tākitimu waka

c) Murals of the first Principal d) A 125 year old Oak Tree

6. What can the idea of “kakahu pekepeke” (giving a cloak to a family who is mourning) tell us about Maori, and their sense of community?

→to tell us that they give one to another and not get anything in return

7. How does the design of the whakairo show  the importance of the environment to Maori communities and culture? It shows the past and how graceful they used their time to make it.

Friday, 10 September 2021

Research Task: Tongan Art!


Response to Text: Tongan Arts

 Tongan Arts

1. Which of the following is not a method of exploring Music in Tonga?

a) Choir b) Song

c) Siren Jams d) Instruments

2. Why might other Pasifika cultures enjoy Tongan music?

→other culture enjoys Tongan music because it reminds them of their culture like for instance if there in new zealand and away from there home country then they’ll listen to the tongan music and since tonga is similar to other cultures they will get vibes and it will remind them of their home country.

3. Name 5 different Tongan Artists.

→ Charlie, Sione and Rob Pome’e and Jay black

4. True or False: “Expressing stories of Tongan history and legends, the Lakalaka is performed by only men.”

a) True b) False

5. Which of these is a type of Dance in Tonga?

a) Me’etu’upaki b) Soke

c) Tau’olunga d) All of the above and more

6. What is the outcome of wood and/or bone carving? 

a) making bowls and head rests b) pieces of bark beaten with a mallet

c) make jewellery d) bedding and clothing 

7. In your own words, explain what a Ngatu Tonga is.

    They are gifts like the tapa cloth.