Monday, 21 November 2016

NZ Identity Treaty of Waitangi

Te Reo Term 4 2016.

Te Reo Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that...

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community. The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
What they do like customs and traditions/the way they do certain things.
The welcoming ceremony on a marae to welcome the visitors and be accepted into the marae.
Tangata whenua
The local people or tribe(welcome people onto the marae).
The visitors to a marae.
Their place to stand their home and where they belong which gives them rights and responsibilities.
A relationship or connection withing family/belonging
Care for a person and their well being including elders,family members,children and local people.
Love and respect. Being concerned for someone and giving hospitality or gifts.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is I would like to be part of a Powhiri to further learn about their customs and traditions.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016



This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

There are 120 seats in the house(121 if you include speaker)
We are a democracy so everyone over 18 gets a vote/say but in some countries there is only a dictatorship so only one person gets a say.
National( our government) didn’t gt enough votes to govern by themselves so they had to pair up with other parties.
Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.