• The Dragon and Taniwha Concert-Music enriching cultural diversity and community cohesion

    Image of the Dragon and Taniwha Concert group

    This wonderful cross-cultural concert arranged by the Music Association of Auckland (MAA) as a follow-up to the Dragon and Taniwha Festival earlier this year was held on 13 October and was enjoyed by people from many different backgrounds.

    Special guests included; the Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka group from the Ngāti Whātua o Orakei and over 70 passionate Chinese musicians. Together they delivered a joyful selection of Chinese, Māori and western choral works, ensembles, duet, soloists and Chinese instrumentals.

  • The Taniwha & Dragon Festival

    A Chinese dragon at the Taniwha and Dragon Festival

    Promoted as the world’s first Taniwha and Dragon Festival,  a celebration of the bonds between Maori and Chinese people took place on Saturday 27 April 2013.

    Auckland's Chinese community were formally welcomed with a pòwhiri on to Òràkei Marae by Ngàti Whàtua warriors and whànau, and accompanied by a a dancing Chinese dragon.

    At the heart of the festival was a workshop where traditional Māori and Chinese kites were made and flown.

  • How Language Line works - Māori

    Logo of Language Line telephone interpreting serviceRatonga whakamāori ā-waea

    E wātea ana te Language Line mai i te: Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm

    Mō tētahi rārangi o ngā Pokapū Whai Wāhi Mai

    Mō tētahi rārangi o Ngā Reo

  • Caste Away? Unfolding the Maori Indian

    Cover of the booklet "Caste Away"

    'Caste Away? Unfolding the Maori Indian' is a fascinating booklet about the history of Maori Indian communities in New Zealand

    The research has been conducted by Dr Edwina Pio, Associate Professor at the Business and Law School of AUT University, Auckland, in association with the Office of Ethnic Affairs.

    The book explores the experiences of those from a mixed Māori/Indian background.