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.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Maori Proverbs - 6
Maori Proverbs = He Whakatauaki
Maramara nui a Mahi ka riro i a Noho
Big chips from the worker's chisel reach those who sit around.
(Lazybones gets some of the benefits of the hard worker)
From The Reed Pocket Dictionary of Modern Maori By P.M.Ryan