Thursday, 11 August 2016

Aloha, Orana, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava and Kia Ora and also greetings to you all!

Kahurangi: The People Of The Pacific

Two days ago the whole school and I watched a group called Kahurangi: The People Of the Pacific.

They went around the Pacific Islands and they showed us what the dances are in Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, Rarotonga and lastly but not least New Zealand. They greeted us with the greeting that the people used from each of the islands.

The greeting that Lucky used for the island of Tahiti was Orana. The next Island was Samoa and the lady used the greeting Talofa Lava. The next two greetings Lucky used separately were … Aloha and Kia Orana and those greetings came from the islands of Rarotonga and Hawaii. The last island we visited was New Zealand.

In New Zealand we saw a real taiaha.

A taiaha is a weapon that many Maori people used and they showed us what the top bit of the taiaha is used for and what the bottom part of the taiaha is used for. It was really cool seeing what you can do with taiaha.

At the end we got to ask the five people some questions. My favourite question was when someone said what inspired you to dance. The other man (not Lucky) said" I dance because I love to do it and it makes me passionate and happy" and he also said it in a really funny way.

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