Speaking Maori in NZ
Replies: 61 - Last Post: Oct 27, 2012 12:48 AM Last Post By: Raki_Man
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19At least this thread has made me realise that not everyone in Aotearoa is open to other cultures, especially mince_hilaire, who answered with insults to my true interest in the Maori language.
My interest in visiting Aotearoa was mainly the Maori language and their culture too. If all I get here is insults and rejections for being "not normal", maybe I should just not come, cause most of the rest I can find it in England.
It's funny how this conversation ended with a debate on whether Aotearoa is a well-known expression or not, and yet all of you know what it means.
Some people really hate what's different!
Oct 21, 2012 12:02 PM
20Aotearoa=land of the long white cloud yes/no?
OP, never been to NZ but have noticed some things about them...
A) In general white kiwis are annoying racist c*nts who reckon maoris are lazy troublemakers.
B) Maoris that are in Australia are generally here to work and work hard
C) their kids that are raised here on the other hand can be dangerous
But from the ones I've met, mostly Maori , whom I've always found are very decent straight up people, language is spoken and it is appreciated if a pakeha (whitey) learns a few words..
That's all just my own narrow experience and opinion though..
But go travel there and learn about the culture for yourself Is the best way, IMHO
Edited by: emd_two on Mar 3, 2013 5:44 PM
Oct 21, 2012 1:10 PM
21Danube, Mince is a fellow countryman of yours, so you can find homegrown "insults and rejections" in Aotearoa too.
Aotearoa is the official Maori name for NZ. It is in all passports and in the Maori name of many government agencies. And in the name of the 10th most popular political party (Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party). But it isn't used on a daily basis.
As I mentioned before, few people are fluent. You could visit a Marae and try your luck, but even then people may only know a few phrases. You could also target areas with high percentages of Maori speakers, like Te Urewera. But even there only a third can speak Maori.
#23 nice to promote racial stereotypes for both whiteys and Maoris.
Oct 21, 2012 1:28 PM
22Of course every body knows what Aotearoa means. we just dont use it in every day life!! By you using it here, you come across as a plonker. And what airline is going to sell you a ticket to Aotearoa? You wont find it in any drop down menu.
If you're after culture in a big way, have you considered going to Australia and immersing yourself with the Aborigines.
Oct 21, 2012 1:30 PM
23Just go to one of those shows in Rotorua then, done. Then you can spend your holiday doing more interesting stuff.
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Oct 21, 2012 1:45 PM
27The only problem with the Rotorua sideshows are the audience participation pieces. I looked like a right dick on stage being shown how to perform a haka. Winceworthy at worst, hilarious for the audience at best.
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