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Mihimihi / Establishing Connections

Kia ora e te whānau!  When visiting a marae or attending a hui where there are new faces, often we begin by establishing connections with each other.  In te Ao Māori, this is done by sharing our whakapapa or geneology.  By listening to the whakapapa of the people around you, you can make connections with them through time, place, people, whānau, iwi, workplace, friends etc.  In order for us to make connections in this space, it would be fantastic if we could each share our whakapapa and maybe a brief introduction of who we are and what we are all about!  For those of you that are Māori, you might like to share your pepeha.  For those of us who are not, share with us who you are, where you come from and a little bit about your aspirations for our Māori and Pasifika students!  Māku e tīmata, I will kick us off!

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  • Janelle Riki (View all users posts) 31 Oct 2012 1:40pm ()

    Ka huri taku mata i te maunga o Karioi
    Ko Tainui te waka
    Ko Waikato te awa, e rere atu rā
    Ko Ngāti Taahinga rāua ko Ngāti Mahunga ngā hapū
    Ko Tainui te iwi
    Nō Whaingaroa ahau
    E noho ana au ki Te Waipounamu
    Ko Janelle Riki tōku ingoa

    Kia ora e te whānau.  My name is Janelle Riki and I whakapapa to Tainui iwi from Whaingaroa (Raglan).  I live in Christchurch and have one son, Jordan aged 12.  I am a Blended e-Learning facilitator in the National Māori team for the Te Toi Tupu consortium.  My aspirations for our Māori tamariki is for them to be confident, capable, connected global citizens who can stand strong in both Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Whānui.  Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa. 

     


     

  • Tamara Bell  (View all users posts) 01 Nov 2012 7:11pm ()

    Kia ora koutou,

    Since we are talking about sharing pepeha and mihi in new and creative ways and this is a space for blended e-learning tools and resources, I thought it might be helpful to share a very simple but effective, visual way to share your mihi.  Children love preparing and sharing their mihi this way as it takes the pressure off publicly having to speak their mihi by using audio clips instead.  It also is a great way to encourage whānau to participate as children have to research or gather photos alongside their parents and extended family.  It is also very easy to share with an online audience through e-portfolios or class blogs.

    My example is a very simple but appropriate structure using powerpoint.  I have also created visual mihi through the use of Animoto, Haiku Deck and Comic Life.  I'd love to hear other ideas if people have some to share!

    Nō reira e hoa mā,  kia kaha, kia maia, karawhiua!  Get out there and give it a go!

    Taku Pepeha

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 01 Nov 2012 9:34pm ()

    Kia ora rā e hoa mā!  

    Nō Hokianga ahau

    Nō Ngāpuhi

    Kei Kaikohekohe tōku kāinga noho

    He poutakawaenga o CORE Education ahau mō ngā tima Te Marautanga o Aotearoa me Blended e-Learning.

    Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 03 Nov 2012 12:08pm ()

    DalesKia ora koutou

    Nō Yorkshire o Ingarani ahau,

    Kō The Chevin te maunga,

    Kō Wharfe te awa,

    Ngāti Pākehā tōku iwi,

    He kaimahi ahau mō CORE Education he elearning consultant au,

    Kō Karen Melhuish Spencer tōku ingoa.

    No reira

    Tēnā koutou

    Tēnā koutou

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Phew! How's that? I hail from Yorkshire, in the UK, and my whānau is still all over there. A beautiful part of the world.. 

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  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 03 Nov 2012 1:06pm ()

    Talofa lava,

    O lo'u igoa o Togi Lemanu

    Oute nofo i Wiri, Manukau city

    Na ou fanau i Niu Sila

    O lo'u tama e sau mai i le nu'u o Vailele i Samoa

    O lo'u tina e sau mai i le nu'u o Afega i Samoa

    Oute faigaluega i Core Education.

    Faafetai lava

  • Kathe Tawhiwhirangi (View all users posts) 04 Nov 2012 1:23pm ()

    Tēna tatou katoa

    Ko Hikurangi te maunga

    Ko Waiapu to awa

    Ko Te Rahui te marae

    Ko Rongimaianiwaniwa te whare hui

    Ko Tawhiwhirangi te wharekai

    Ko Horouta to waka

    Ko Tuwhakairiora te hapu

    Ko Ngatiporou to iwi

    Ko Kathe Tawhiwhirangi ahau

    No Tairawhiti ahau

    No Poneke i noho ana ahau

    He kaimahi ahau mo CORE Education/Te Toi Tupu

    No reira

    Tena tatou katoa

  • Anaru White (View all users posts) 05 Nov 2012 8:41am ()

    Kia ora koutou

    Ko Taranaki te maunga
    Ko Waitara te awa
    Ko Tokomaru te waka
    Ko Owae te marae
    Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi
    Ko Pukerangiora te hapu
    Ko Anaru White tōku ingoa
    Nō Taranaki au engari kei Ōtautahi e noho ana. 
    He kaitakawaenga au mō CORE Education/Te Toi Tupu

    Nō reira
    Tēnā tātou katoa

  • Chris McLean (View all users posts) 05 Nov 2012 11:27am ()

    Kia ora e te whānau.  My name is Chris McLean and I live at Piha on the west coast of Tamaki Makaurau overlooking the moana and the ngahere o Waitakere.  I have three adult children and four mokopuna who, fortunately for me, also live in Tamaki Makaurau. I grew up in the heart of the King Country near Taumarunui and have spent a few years living and teaching abroad, including the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga.

    I am an online  facilitator in the NZC implementation team for the Te Toi Tupu consortium.  

    Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa. 

  • Merryn Dunmill (View all users posts) 08 Nov 2012 9:17am ()

    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Ko Aoraki taku maunga

    Ko Waimakariri taku awa

    Ko Charlotte Jane taku waka

    Ko Ngāti Pākeha taku iwi

    Ko Te Maru taku kainga

    Ko Brian taku hoa tāne 

    Ko Merryn Dunmill taku ingoa

    No Ōtauatahi ahau

    He kaimahi ahau mō CORE Education he Digi Advisor Project Leader/VPLD mentor au

    No reira

    Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

    KIa ora mō to pōwhiri ki a au

  • Mary Loveless (View all users posts) 08 Nov 2012 11:04pm ()

    With thanks to Karen and Merryn for a scaffold I could follow:

    Kia ora koutou

    Nō Staffordshire o Ingarani ahau,

    Kō The Wrekin te maunga,

    Kō Severn te awa,

    Ngāti Pākehā tōku iwi,

    He kaimahi ahau mō Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Science Project Leader au,

    Kō Mary Loveless tōku ingoa.

    No reira

    Tēnā koutou

    Tēnā koutou

    Tēnā koutou katoa

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