I have been photographing Jaudana and Leo for YEARS and I have loved every minute of it. What an honor to have watched them through my lens. I got to do their engagement photos, maternity shoot when they had only one child and now they are a family of 4! It's also kinda cool to look and see how my photography style has changed over the years. Thank you both for trusting in me to document these moments. Tania and Le'ana... get ready... Aunty Mapu is going to be photographing you both for a lifetime!! ⠀ ⠀ www.MapuanaReed.com⠀ Portrait @leoxlauhingoa and @jahhdana ⠀ Makeup by @parewhakaarahia ⠀ Backdrop @oliphantstudio ⠀ ⠀ #mapuanareedphotography#maori#tongan#culturalportraits#newzealand#tonga#culture#polynesian#moko#oahuphotographer#portraitphotographer
📣 GIVEAWAY 📣 In the spirit of Kirihimete, we are giving away some goodies so you'll be sorted for Christmas wrapping and gifting this year! 🙌🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giveaway prize includes: 👉🏾 1x 5 Pack 'Meri Kirihimete' greeting cards (Māhuri range) 👉🏾 1x 6 Pack mixed te reo Māori gift tags (Christmas). Includes: 3x 'Meri Kirihimete' & 3x 'Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete' 👉🏾 1x 6 Pack mixed te reo Māori gift tags (Generic). Includes: 2x 'Aroha nui', 2x 'He Koha' & 2x 'Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ready to win?🙋🏼♀️ 1. LIKE this post ♥️ 2. FOLLOW @maimoa_nz 🥰 3. TAG a hoa (or a few!) who would appreciate adding that te reo Māori touch to their Christmas gifting this year. #giveaway ends Friday 13th December 2019 @ 11:59PM. Entrants must live in Aotearoa. Winner will be drawn from all complete entries received from Instagram and Facebook promotions. Karawhiua! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Full T&C's here: https://bit.ly/2lDuOeu
Today we take you to a secret corner of our beautiful country with @shadowandshadenz 🙌🏽 “Finally after 3 years I made it back to this amazing corner of New Zealand and explore this incredible nature. This place looks as untouched as I imagined it would be when it was formed. Pure glacial waters and cliffside covered mossy goodness. Dammmm I love this country!” #newzealand#nz#kiwi#explorenewzealand#caves#newzealandvacations#maori
💖Divine Masculine to Divine Feminine💖 - "I've been dreaming about you" "I don't care what people say" - may or may not resonate, not gender specific - This divine masculine is done feeling like he's competing for his divine feminine. He knows his journey to oneness and his self discovery has taken longer than he anticipated and he knows the duration has had his divine feminine questioning their connection and doubting his intentions. - - Because he himself has had people around him planting their own seeds of doubt in his mind that've had him questioning their connection and what has had him hesitating and holding back his vulnerability. Although he knows he can't keep avoiding his feelings for her or his emotions. - At the moment, he doesn't feel like he deserves her, he doesn't feel worthy, and he's feeling some type of regret for not doing right by her in the past, in what feels like to him the longest time. He feels as though he's fighting a losing battle, but he is determined to overcome this fear and show her he is a different person now because he does have a lot of love and passion for her. - - I feel like this divine masculine has been dreaming of his divine feminine and that's helping this connection make more sense to him. He's feeling from his heart space, more than he ever has and he feels as though he's in a better position to give his divine feminine the clarity she's been waiting for, and he is determined to take action and show her that he wants to work together to solidify their sacred partnership. 💫✨ - - #leeluutells#divinefeminine#divinemasculine#divineunion#twinflameseperation#twinflamesupport#twinflamejourney#twinflamecommunity#divineunion#twinflameunion#channeledmessage#maori#maoriculture
[MY SON ON THE BIG STAGE] - Lil Eazy aka KING ELIAS, knows how to rock the Mic 🎤🎶 - Not bahd for a boy growing up In Australia, wanting to part take In his heritage and knowing little parts of Maori. Kapahaka Is starting to take place In all schools around Brisbane, Australia. And as a passionate performer myself, I cant wait to mentor them Into that direction. - Eli has worked hard for the goals he has set and has smashed them all plus more. He Is Manly West school Captain and has all the teachers wrapped around his little finger lol. Proud as of this kidd and his efforts. He Is becoming a true leader. - That's the true definition of hardwork. - CHECKOUT HIS NEXT CLIP AS HE LEADS HIS GROUPS HAKA FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH HIS BROTHER AND SISTER. - Proud ASF 🔥♥️🙌👑💯 _______________________________________________ #talentquest#lileazy#perform#dre #dr.dre #beatsbydre#aftetmath#eminem#forgotaboutdre#upinsmoke#westcoast#la#nwa#eli#kingelias#mozzies#aussieboys#kapahaka#maori#heritage#culture#native#haka
Museum30 day 12: Heritage. The preservation of cultural heritage is integral whether through the preservation of intangible or tangible means. Its inherited from the past, maintained in the present, for the benefit of the future. The above image was taken of the NZ Weekly News, May 1970, with the headline of the "vanishing Maori Moko". The Kuia (elder) on the cover is adorned with a Moko Kauae (chin tattoo), at a time when Maori cultural practices such as tatau(tattoo) were vanishing art forms. Kuia with their Moko Kauae in 1970 were apart of the last unbroken generation to receive these, as records show the last Maori woman to be tattooed on the face was in 1920. This was caused by an act in 1907 seeing the government outlaw the spiritual and educational role of Maori experts, and with that the widespread suppression of cultural traditions such as weaving, speaking te reo and tattooing began. By 1970 it was expected that these traditions would have died out and full "integration" of NZ's pakeha and Maori cultures would become one. Fortunately, the 1970s inspired protests of reclaimation inspiring artists to re-learn and take back the Moko as an expression of their cultural identity. The 1990s saw Tohunga ta Moko (ta Moko artists) elevated as contemporary artists, and ta Moko gained worldwide traction when celebs like Robbie Williams sported a Maori design sleeve. What is important to note that any non-Maori person with a Maori design tattoo is not seen as completely culturally inappropriate. Rather these designs are called kurituhi (drawn skin), as opposed to a Moko which requires a process of honours, genealogy and historical information to be drawn and received. Kirituhi is a tattoo with Maori flavour but without the historical strength behind its meaning. Cultural practices are vital to our inherited knowledge from our ancestors, and without such revivals of tradition another artform would've been lost. *unfortunately I don't have macrons on my phone,
More from Henk Schiffmacher’s (aka @tattoomuseum) vault. With his personal mission to learn every facet of tattooing in general, Henk immersed himself in the indigenous history and culture of the Maori. Pictured here are @gtoinative and Cliff Curtis performing the haka at one of these cultural exchanges. In the upcoming days Henk’s new endeavour will be highlighted in the IG-stories. #houseofnatives, stay tuned!
Perspective | Māori whakataukī | . . 〰️ Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe. . . 〰️Turn your face to the sun, And the shadows will fall behind you. . Our lives weave through shadow and light. And even in our darkest moments, there is always light. This Māori whakataukī (proverb) speaks of encouragement. It’s an action of allowing ourselves to acknowledge our past, our grief or struggles, and looking to a brighter future. It speaks of forgiveness. It speaks of letting go. It speaks of making peace with our past. And no matter what, keep moving forward. (via @reihanakw)