What does Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa?

What does Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa?

The Pacific Ocean is vast, occupying nearly one-third of the Earth’s surface. Named in 1520 by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan for its placid waters, to its Polynesian inhabitants it is Te Moananui a Kiwa – the Great Ocean of Kiwa.

What does the word Kiwa mean?

Kiwa is one of several male divine guardians of the ocean in the traditions of some Māori tribes of the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

Where did Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu train and serve?

Ngārimu signed up for the army at Ruatōria on 11 February 1940. On 1 May 1940 the main body of the Māori Battalion left the showgrounds in Palmerston North, where they had been training, and marched to the railway station and travelled to Wellington.

What is the Māori name for the Pacific Ocean?

Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
Māori also named all the waters around New Zealand. The Pacific Ocean was Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the great sea of Kiwa), and the Tasman Sea was Te Tai-o-Rēhua. The west coast of the North Island was Te Tai Tamatāne, and the east coast was Te Tai Tamāhine.

Who is Hinenuitepo?

Hine-nui-te-pō (“Great woman of night”) in Maori legends, is a goddess of night and she receives the spirits of humans when they die. She is the daughter of Tane Mahuta / Tane Tuturi and Hine-ahuone.

What is Tangaroa?

In Maori and Polynesian mythology, Tangaroa is the god of the ocean. Tangaroa made laws to protect the ocean and its sea creatures “Tiaki mai i ahau, maku ano koe e tiaki”…

Why was Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Ngarimu awarded the Victoria Cross medal after he passed away?

Victoria Cross citation He was given the task of attacking and capturing an under-feature forward of Point 209 itself and held in considerable strength by the enemy.

What is Auckland in Māori?

Tāmaki Makaurau
Tāmaki Makaurau, the Māori name for Auckland, means Tāmaki desired by many.

What is the difference between Whanaungatanga and Whakawhanaungatanga?

Whakawhanaungatanga – Getting to know each other Sometimes in education settings, we use the word to talk about a process of getting to know each other. This is called whakawhanaungatanga. Whanaungatanga describes the ‘glue’ that holds people together in any whānau relationships.

Who is Maui’s wife?

Hina (literally “girl”) is the name of several different goddesses and women in Polynesian mythology. In some traditions, the trickster and culture hero Maui has a wife named Hina, as do the gods Tane and Tangaroa. Hina is often associated with the moon.

Who is Hineahuone?

Hineahuone, the first woman, was formed from clay at Kurawaka by Tāne, a son of Papatūānuku. Her name means earth-formed woman. This is just one of many tribal traditions that tell of the birth of humans from the earth.

Is atua a real god?

Atua are the gods and spirits of the Polynesian peoples such as the Māori or the Hawaiians (see also Kupua); the Polynesian word literally means “power” or “strength” and so the concept is similar to that of mana. Today, it is also used for the monotheistic conception of God.