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20 Pipiri 2010

"Tane Tu, Tane Kaha, Tane Ora."
Men who stand strong will prosper.
This week's whakatāuki was explained by Joe Puketapu nō Te Atiawa

Wellington is about to be treated to a feast of contemporary Māori dance with the launch of Kōwhiti on 24 June at Te Papa Tongarewa. Featuring performances, workshops and panel discussions, there's one event that's bound to get the heart pumping as it asks, if you whakapapa Māori, then is what you create Māori? Maraea Rakuraku discusses the premise with Tanemahuta Gray.

According to Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngai Tūhoe Leanne Tamaki, Tohu, the debut album by Maisey Rika released in 2009 is about as biographical as it gets, charting her days as a naïve schoolgirl to life with a partner and as a mother of one.

Justine Murray was at the parliament launch of Te Wiki Hauora Tane - Mens Health week (June 14-20, 2010) where journalist Mike McRoberts outed his recent 10kg loss. Joe Puketapu, chairperson ofMana Tane Ora o Aotearoa (the Māori Mens Health Coalition) reckons its time Māori men let go of their "staunchness" and took their health seriously, starting with regular doctor visits.