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What is a Tautoko?

What is a Tautoko?

The contemporary meaning of “tautoko” is to support, assist and give comfort, to encourage and “mai” word – meaning in the direction of the speaker. So in the name “Tautoko mai” is the concept of the Māori values of manaaki & tiaki: to support and take care of, to guard and protect.

How do you use Tautoko in a sentence?

“Tautoko (support and encourage) each other all the way.” Iwa. Embrace your expertise, whatever level it’s at. Too often, we let ourselves think that if we can’t speak fluently, we shouldn’t speak at all.

What is the meaning of Manaakitanga?

Manakitanga means to extend aroha (love and compassion) to others. It is found in acts such as helping a loved one, encouraging one another or even supporting a complete stranger. Manaakitanga is one of the most important concepts to Māori people as it secures the strength of our whānau (families) and communities.

What means whanau?

Whānau is often translated as ‘family’, but its meaning is more complex. It includes physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions and is based on whakapapa. Whānau can be multi-layered, flexible and dynamic. Whānau is based on a Māori and a tribal world view.

Does word Aroha Mai mean?

love received, love returned
more… “Aroha mai, aroha atu” is a Maori proverb meaning “love received, love returned.” To the artist this work describes balance and symmetry. To show that opposing forces (positives and negatives, darkness and light, masculine and feminine) are present in all things, constantly balancing each other out.

Are all New Zealanders Māori?

They came here more than 1000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Today, one in seven New Zealanders identify as Māori. Their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity.

What are Māori beliefs?

The Maoris believe in gods which represented the sky, earth, forests, and forces of nature. The Maori people also believe that the spirits of their ancestors could be called upon to help them in times of need or war. The Maori culture is rich with songs, art, dance, and deep spiritual beliefs.

Is family important to Māori?

The concept of whānau (family) is central to Māori social structure. The whānau is a member of a hapū (sub-tribe), which is a member of an iwi (tribe). Even in modern society, Māori are more likely than non-Māori to live in extended families, indicating the continued importance of traditional living arrangements.

What culture is Māori?

Māori culture is an integral part of life in New Zealand, influencing everything from cuisine to customs, and language. Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people, of New Zealand. They came here more than 1000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki.

What does Tautoko stand for in Maori Dictionary?

E tautoko ana mātou i tēnei whakaaro kia tirohia e te iwi Māori tētahi tikanga hei whakamaharatanga pūmau ki tō tātou Kuīni rangatira (HKW 1/3/1901:1). / We support this idea that the Māori people look for a process for a permanent memorial to our noble Queen.

What kind of background does Patrick Tautoko have?

Patrick’s background is within te reo and tikanga Māori training within the public sector. As a Bachelor of Arts Honours graduate, with First Class, at Victoria University, he provides research expertise suitable for our working environment.

What did Kahui Tautoko study at the University of Otago?

As a Master of Public Health graduate at the University of Otago her thesis was understanding the motivation of Māori participating in Iron Maori, an indigenous led triathlon where the aim is to complete and not compete.

Who is a Maori professor at the University of Waikato?

Former Professor of Māori at The University of Waikato, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2005. Formerly a commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.