Monday, 2 December 2019

Summer learning journey. Activity 2

Activity 2: Exploring Our Roots
Taika Waititi is a New Zealand filmmaker, director, actor and comedian. 
He has produced and/or directed a number of popular films including “Boy,” 
“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” As a child, Taika Waititi 
lived in Raukokore (a small town on the East Coast of New Zealand). When
 he graduated from secondary school Taika moved to Wellington to study 
drama at Victoria University. Despite moving away from home, he has 
never forgotten his family or his roots (where he comes from).
Speaking of roots, Taika comes from a culturally diverse family. 
His dad is Māori (Te Whānau-a-Apanui) and his mother is Russian-Jewish. 
I, on the other hand, am Pākeha (New Zealand European). Most of my 
ancestors come from England. When I talk about who I am, and introduce 
myself to others, I sometimes use a pepeha.

Tena Koutou Tena Koutou Tena Koutu Ka Tua
Ko mt wellington te Maunga
Ko moana te Awa               
 Ko new zealand te iwi
No glen innes ahau*,
Ko Mafua toku pāpā /koroa
Ko Marryan toku māmā/kuia
Ko seta kepa toku whaea/matua
Ko  Mathew toku ingoa

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

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