Week 11 Blog Post

Atea refers to the meeting of people and ideas in a shared space, whilst acknowledging¬†and following the tikanga¬†associated with that space. This work was intended to communicate the ‘surfing’ subculture within New Zealand. This relates to the concept of Atea as a subculture is the meeting of individuals who share values, beliefs and interests, and…

Week 10 Blog Post

Part One: When asked where I call home I automatically reply New Zealand. In response, I receive betrayed, shocked looks from grandparents who assume that after fourteen years of living the ‘Kiwi’ childhood I would still call South Africa home. Upon reflection, I have realised that I no longer associate myself with South Africa –…

Week 9 Blog Post

Part 1: Part 2: Stereotypes have facilitated the restriction and construction of Maori identity as well as heightening racial discourse within New Zealand. Wall discusses the stereotype of Maori as the primitive natural athlete, a stereotype which emerged as a justification of the Crown’s conquest of New Zealand – in terms of portraying Maori as…