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POU WHENUA POU WHENUA are carved wooden posts placed on the land in places of significance to indicate tribal boundaries and/or to represent important tribal ancestors.
TOTARA PA—THAMES TE REO NOEMA/NOVEMBER 2020 Note: The following is an abridged version of an article by A. M. Isdale dated 27 October 1962 labelled ‘draft’ and held by Auckland Libraries. A final copy does not appear to have been published.
CONTACT SOUGHT – CAN YOU HELP? Is anyone able to confirm the identity of the young man (or men) in these two photos for me please?  Both photos believed to be Eddie POHOIWI (possibly aka Eddie PAKI), taken circa 1990’s.  Would like to confirm photo identity(ies) and also make contact.
THE PERILS OF COMMUNICATION So, Bruce asked me to share my recent experiences of communication in the family history arena. 

NZSG Maori

The idea of a Māori Interest Group under the umbrella of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists was first conceived by Julie Barlow and Lynn Richards in 1993 and the group was official ratified by the NZSG on Saturday the 3rd December 1994, becoming Special Interest Group Number 76 of the NZSG.

Since this time the group has gone through many changes and today has grown into a strong, well organized group of dedicated volunteers and members. Our aim is to advise others researching their Māori Whakapapa by way of sharing our accumulated knowledge of areas of research and to compile a list of books and repositories that will assist others with their Māori research.

As volunteers, we are not in a position to undertake research for individuals but we do offer assistance and advice to others as a means to further their own research. Included in this sphere the MIG has produced Whakapapa – An introduction to researching Māori and Pākehā-Māori families, their history, heritage and culture which is sold at a modest price by our group, with all proceeds being used to acquire further research material for the benefit of all.

* Membership of the Māori Interest Group is available to individual financial members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. Our newsletter Te Reo is published online in February, May, August and November each year. For our members without internet access or for those who prefer a hardcopy issue, upon receipt of an annual Koha and four Stamped Self-Addressed Envelopes members can receive a hardcopy of Te Reo. Members are also actively encouraged to contribute articles and research queries for inclusion in the newsletter.

* The 2011 AGM ratified a slight change to our membership structure in that a small membership fee of $5.00 has been reinstated for non institutional members. This will take effect immediately for new members joining the Interest Group, while existing members will have their first membership fee fall due on the 1st April 2012.

Our AGM is held annually, usually in conjunction with the NZSG Conference and all members are welcome to attend and participate in these events.

In 2009 the Māori Interest Group established the concept of regular meetings, initially focused in the Auckland area but eventually planned to also include Wellington and the South Island.

For further details and up-todate membership information, please contact our secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?  He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?    ‘Tis people, ‘tis people, ‘tis people

 
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Kia mau koe ki nga kupu o ou tupuna (hold fast to the words of your ancestors)

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