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Ever the Land: A review of sorts

6 August 2015
 - Posted by Ati Teepa to Arts

If your house could talk, what would she tell you? Would she talk of the origins of the timbers which became the posts of the house? Would she tell you the many hands that built her? Would she talk of the design process of her birth? Tonight I attended the Wellington premiere of ‘Ever the Land’ as part of the New Zealand International...

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Manawa wera are chants or songs performed on the return of defeated war parties. I hoki mai koe, e Te Whenuanui ki te aha. Te mate atu ai te unuhanga o te puhi o Mataatua… This is one such Manawa Wera performed by the pouaru of the men who were slain at Ōrākau.  Upon their return to Ruatāhuna they received a hostile...

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