Ika MaoriAs Ika Maori
swiss ika - M?ori Dictionary
The M?ori Glossary is now available as an application. The iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android applications allow you to use the lexicon anywhere without having to be on-line. English-M?ori John C. Moorfield's English and German translation index. Tutorials, student guidebooks, CD's, teacher handbooks and the bi-lingual M?ori Te Whanake range of dictionaries.
Exercise on line activity for each of the episodes of T?ku Reo, the TV show for novices of M?ori game.
Tee M?ori ika - M?ori Angling - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Angling is important in the traditions of M?ori Tangaroah is the deity of the ocean and all seafood. Tangaroa was important for the fishers. and how to make a net. The netting was made of recycled linen. A few were big enough to capture a shark.
Fisherman tethered hook to heavy linen cords to trap pisces, and sometimes they catched flounders with lynx. Specialists knew when the good times were, and each of the tribes watched over their own fisheries. Angling was a taboo (sacred) action. Fisherman prayed for Tangaroa and other deities, and no meals were permitted on a angling itinerary.
Catching the first catch, they brought it back to the ocean to thank Tangaroa. Specially placed rocks were placed in the net to lure them. Pisces were stewed or dehydrated in the hot summer heat and stored in warehouses. Occasionally, strains went on big angling tours - up to 1,000 humans in 50 outings.
During a big celebration 20,000 dry eel were served to the visitors. Coast strains traded dry seafood and sharkswool for conserved bird and other goods from logs. Following the advent of Europe's colonists in the early 1800s, there was a decline in conventional fisheries. However, the New Zealand authorities gave M?ori a rate for some commercially exploited fisheries in 1992.
Now M?ori owns half of New Zealand's biggest fishery, Sealord. M?ori Humans are still catching live caught catching them in the old-fashioned way. During festivities they savour dry flounders, pork livers and other shellfish.