• Beginning a conversation: writing a history about Mangaia 

    Reilly, Michael
    Imagine the following scene: Rarotonga International Airport, the date 26 April 1988. A young Pacific historian is standing in front of a weighing machine at the domestic check in. About to place his bags on the tray, he ...
  • Cooking with Gas: Māori and the coming energy transition 

    Ruckstuhl, Katharina
    This paper presents an Indigenous and Māori perspective about the need for urgent energy transitions by examining three areas: • Climate change transition, which I define as an energy transition to a largely non-fossil-fuel ...
  • He Kura Māori, he Kura Hāhi 

    Matthews, Nathan
    Church initiated and operated Māori secondary boarding schools have existed in Aotearoa in various forms since the arrival of the missionaries in the early 19th century. Unfortunately, these schools have contributed to the ...
  • Ngā Pūrongo o ia Tari Māori: Reflections on research, teaching, and other developments in Te Tumu 

    Reilly, Michael
    At the inaugural Te Kāhui Kura Māori conference held at Waikato University in 2007 I reviewed our present School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at Otago University since the establishment of a Māori Studies ...
  • Ngā Tari Māori ki te Ao: Māori Studies in the World 

    Reilly, Michael
    Tēnā koutou katoa. Tangi kē. I wish to thank the organisers for allowing me to speak here today. I should point out that I am substituting for my colleague, Dr Brendan Hokowhitu, who was not able to attend. Obviously ...
  • Pacific Island women, body image and sport 

    Schaaf, Michelle R
    This article analyses the representation of Pacific women from an Orientalist theoretical framework. The analysis traces prominent representations of Pacific women within early colonial and Christian discourses, and dominant ...
  • Poia atu / mai (?) taku poi – The Polynesian Origins of Poi 

    Paringatai, Karyn
    Poi is recognised around the world as a performance item unique to Māori. The word poi refers to a Māori dance or game performed with a ball-like object, to which a cord of varying length is attached. Poi refers to both ...
  • Reflections: Te Kura Unua 2006 

    Reilly, Michael
    These reflections are mere fragments of words and phrases that caught my attention listening to the wānanga (seminar) that has been going on over the last three or four days. These kōrerorero (discussions) are themselves ...