CONVERSATIONS A2 TASK 5

Despite being represented in Western media as the opposite, the female role in Māori culture is one of great strength … More

CONVERSATIONS A2 TASK 4

‘Dislocating William and Rau: The Wild Man in Virtual Worlds,’ highlights how the wild man (who often appears with Polynesian … More

CONVERSATIONS A2 TASK 3

When we talk about different cultures, we are trying to locate them in our narrative- to place them within the … More

CONVERSATIONS A2 TASK 2

Reading Wall’s ‘Stereotypical Constructions of the Maori ‘Race’ in the Media,’ I could definitely recognise the four stereotypes of Maori … More

CONVERSATIONS A2 TASK 1

This week’s first reading (“Towards a new Oceania” by Albert Wednt), contains many ideas surrounding Pacific culture and identity. The … More

CONVERSATIONS TASK 4

The history of colonial art and design practice in New Zealand has been varied. As discussed in this week’s reading, … More

CONVERSATIONS TASK 3

On reading ‘Tauiwi- Coming of the Pakeha’, one thing that I realised was how little I knew about the colonisation … More

CONVERSATIONS TASK 2

After reading Charles Royal’s ‘Politics and Knowledge: Kaupapa Māori and Māutaranga Māori,’ I was feeling a bit confused about the … More