This blog provides a visual-verbal snapshot of Maori culture and contemporary Maori lifestyles in modern New Zealand. It presents my own experiences and observations of Maori culture and is not intended in anyway to be the definitive view on all things Maori, but rather an introduction for those who want to know more about Maori culture and its place in everyday bicultural New Zealand.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Maori Proverbs - 5
Maori Proverbs - He Whakatauaki
Tungia te ururua, kia tupu whakaritorito te tupu o te harakeke
Burn the overgrowth to allow the flax shoots to grow through
From The Reed Pocket Dictionary of Modern Maori By P.M.Ryan