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Reciting and recording whakapapa is a skill which reflects the importance of genealogy in Māori society. It helps esh out the story of leadership, land and fishing rights, kinship and status. As I understand it, and this is far from my specialist topic, reciting whakapapa with the speaker’s name spoken after the lineage description is a correct method of formal self introduction.
The Bosnian war, involving the breakup of the former Yugoslavia in 1992, was a violent and bloody affair. The international community decided to deploy humanitarian relief, and armed forces to enforce a peaceful solution.
I'm enjoying a genuine good feeling for the future, tingling in my hardened arteries after spending summer in and around the Bay of Plenty.
I remember the facts - the sights - the smells - the sounds - the journeys - the accommodation - the meals - the schools. But I don’t remember how I felt.
Mike Rudd, RAF fighter jet pilot and Otahuhu College boy, puts aside his grumpy old man image, just for one day, to champion the Millennials.
RAF fighter jet pilot, Otahuhu College boy, now slightly grumpy old man, from his armchair in the UK