Below is my illustrated map of a powhiri. Components shows are Waerea, Whakaeke, Wero, Taki, Tangi, Karanga, Whaikoero, Koha and Hongi. My aim was to illustrate the stages of Powhiri with very little detail. The focus was on the sequencing of the powhiri, who was involved in each segment and the main actions carried out in each segment.


Higgins, Rawina, and John C. Moorfield. “Nga Tikanga O Te Marae.” An Introduction to Maori Culture and Society (2004): 73-84. Print.

Maori Stereotypes

One of the the stereotypes for Maori in the media, discussed by Melanie Wall, and later in Dick Whyte’s lecture, is Maori as radical political activist. In Wall’s article, she discusses the effects media coverage such as the Maori occupation of Pakaitore Marae Whanganui. The focus seldom on an accurate covey of the issues being protests by Maori, but on their fearsome portrayal as dangerous criminals. Wall refers to the most clear stereotype of Maori political activists is as the “Black male aggressor”. This stem of the Maori political activist stereotype focuses on Maori male criminality and is evident in the media’s attention to Tame Iti in the past. Dick Whyte discussed how Tame Iti is the physical embodiment of the Maori, radical political activist, therefore his appearance in the media has been used to innate discourse of violence and social deviance of Maori. Physically, the moko worn by Tame Iti can be a reminder of New Zealand’s colonial tension. His character has been largely publicized in the media, given attention as it allows the stereotype to be reinforced. 

Wall, Melanie. “Stereotypical Constructions of the Maori ‘Race’ in the Media.”New Zealand Geographer 53.2 (1997): 40-45. Web. 11 Oct. 2016.

Whyte, Dick. “Ideology and Stereotypes in Aoteroa ,New Zealand.” Massey University Lecture. 10A02, Wellington. 29 Sept. 2016. Lecture.


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