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    The Treaty of Waitangi Introduction The creation of a bi-cultural nation was underway after the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi which took place on the 6th of February 1840. The contract was between British government and Māori people with constant discussion and debate raised over the promises made to the Māori, whether or not what they had been promised was being delivered upon. Issues and concerns were raised over the translation difficulty between each of the articles. This documentation is significant to me, furthermore it plays a big part in my current studying and future practice in the workforce. Discuss the content of the treaty in relation to the promises made in each article. Treaty promises were made through four articles which were inclusive of serval areas which were of importance such as equal rights and privileges, religious freedom, continued ownership for Māori, controlling of all assets and the giving the British Crown the right to ‘govern’ in New Zealand. Articles sparked a translation difficulty as the Māori and English text would translate otherwise giving different level of meaning in comparison. Māori had given up their sovereignty, almost identical to the word kingitanga which suggested supreme power without restriction of any kind over the land which was in their possession. Kingitanga has suggested the rights of roles and responsibilities similar to a king (Wilson, 2002) but the translation of the treaty suggests Māori had given up their…

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    Maori Health Case Study

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    In this essay as a health care professional I will be explaining four important Maori concepts which are Taha Wairua, Te Whare Tapa Wha model, Whakapapa, and Manaakitanga. In relation to these four concepts I will be linking Te Whare Tapa Wha with a key priority in Maori health which is acute rheumatic fever. Thusly, the connection of Te Whare Tapa Wha we will be discussing how the four dimensions of Te Whare Tapa Wha and how rheumatic fever affects these four dimensions in Maori health,…

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    Kua tawhiti ke to haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. He tino nui rawa ou mahi, kia kore e mahi nui tonu"."You have come too far not to go further. You have done too much not to do more Te Kupenga Mōteatea was chosen after many hours of reading and researching Tuwharetoa - History of the Maori People of the Taupo District (Grace, Te.H) 1959. The storyline of Te Kupenga involves friendship, love, conflict, insult, war and revenge. In this essay I will describe what Te Kupenga Mōteatea means…

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    and evaluating the crowns actions and inactions is a right derived to Maori; The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Treaty of Waitangi empower these rights. These documents declare that a right to indigenous peoples is self-determination, allowing Maori to be named as and recognised as tangata whenua of New Zealand. We should ensure Tangata whenuas wellbeing, necessitating the monitoring of Maori health, including health outcome and disparities between…

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    In the article This Land is My Land: The Role of Place in Native Hawaiian Identity by Shawn Malia Kana’iaupuni and Nolan Malone, they discuss the significance of place to Hawaiian identity and cultural survival. Furthermore, this article also talks about the historical context of place. In addition, this article also highlights the Hawaiian’s physical, spiritual, and genealogical connections to the land and sea. The people of the land notion creates a sense of Hawaiian identity and becomes a…

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    Pounamu Research Paper

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    Pounamu is several types of nephrite jade found only in southern part of South Island of New Zealand. Pounamu is green hence the name greenstone in common English. The gem Pounamu comes from boulders on river beds (specifically the Arahura river) and when carved out, most are no bigger than the palm of a human hand. Pounamu is regarded as taonga or treasure and is significant in Maori art culture. Pounamu comes in many shapes because different shapes have different meanings from status and…

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    Cultural Value In Potiki

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    Patricia Grace is one of New Zealand’s foremost Maori authors. Her novel Potiki displays many aspects of Maori culture. One important conflict in the novel is the different value money has between the tribe (the Tamihana family) and the dollarman. The different value that it has proves to be an important conflict in the novel as it conveys the message of the tribes independence without the large influence of money. This essay will discuss the different value of money by focussing on the…

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    According to a study conducted and statistics gathered by Russell, Smiler & Stace (2013), the status of Maori health in New Zealand indicates that Maori’s experience orderly incongruities in health, contributing a factor of health and health care system approachability. Financial costs are frequently identified as a significant obstacle to health care for Maori (Jansen, Bacal & Crengle, 2008). According to the Ministry of Health ([MOH], 2015), within New Zealand, people with subordinate earnings…

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    Belgrave, Michael, Historical Frictions: Maori Claims and Reinvented Histories, Auckland, 2005. In this book, Belgrave explores the changes that have occurred in the last hundred and fifty years regarding Waitangi Tribunal claims, the role of the Waitangi Tribunal and the relationship between Maori and non-Maori in New Zealand. Belgrave sheds light on nuances of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Waitangi Tribunal that are not commonly known. Belgrave provides evidence on various historical case…

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    encourages me to continually critically reflect and analyse, review and adjust if required, my views and beliefs. Tikanga is incorporated into my philosophy as the ways of doing and ways of being and that we are obligated in our ways of doing and ways of being that we manaaki and enhance ourselves as rangatira enhancing each other as rangatira. Tikanga tika is all about respect and mana of self and mana of others. Henare (1988) proposes that mana is central to understanding the Māori world view.…

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