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Hero image for Te Matakite o Aotearoa - The Māori Land March

Te Matakite o Aotearoa - The Māori Land March

Television (Full Length) – 1975

Jess Aralman
Jess Aralman
23 Oct 2014 - 12.04am
is there information available in regards to the Flag that was flown through the hikoi please
22 Nov 2013 - 02.54pm
I had the privilege of joining this hikoi, a young mother then of a 3 year old. I part walked & part drove, sharing sections of the hikoi with my partner. I was so unaware of the land issues, even my own family’s history – how land was stolen colonially and then, currently. Our histories have been so sanitized and … well, hidden from us. My education then was just beginning and I’ve since observed/learned that the colonizer raped & pillaged indigenous peoples right around the planet. Cecil Rhodes had a vision for white English people to rule the world. All of the rhetoric about civilization and such like was a big lie. Their written ideals and philosophies I find reflect a deliberate intent for genocide which explains the massive decimations of indigenous populations everywhere. NZ was to be assimilated. These characters are still at their evil game, evicting indigenous peoples from their lands as we speak, still raping, pillaging and lying.
Dawn K. Wasson
Dawn K. Wasson
28 Oct 2013 - 10.49am
The moolelo or korero of Whina Kupa have always inspired native people all over the world. As a Kupuna of Hawaii surely these women, Eva Rickard, Titewhai Harawira and others have walked the talk. What was the goal, e malama ka aina, e malama ka aina kakou, take care of the land, the land will take care of us. It goes deeper, its the connection to Akua, the creator of the land, nature, the elements. We must take responsibility for the present and the future to our people and those who understand take care of Mother Earth, the aina, the land. A sense of place. All these women participated in social, political and economic issues but it was always about the LAND, man's need and greed for it. We will march, demonstrate, in any arena to protect the lands of our ancestors. Mahalo to these Maori Women who gave us Hawaiian Women fire in our belly to IMUA E move forward. Nui Ke aloha ia oukou. [email protected]
Marie Winitana
Marie Winitana
9 Jul 2012 - 09.51am
Very moving and powerful footage. Thanks for sharing
14 Jun 2012 - 05.50am
After reading about Dame whina Cooper waiting for a man to stand and take lead she stood to share what she new and to implant to others Big thank you.Titiwhai Harawira that she alongside a women with strength Kaha and power been with Dame Whina Cooper and Eva Richards was on a Hikoi 1984 what she learnt that day and impowered that spirit into her her son Honi Harawira to me the man Whina cooper waited to speak was still growing and because of his Mother she had the speaker I believe as A Maori Honi Harawira had alot of kaha to go and speak the way he does and at the same time good Mauri-ora for us Maoris to have the same Kaha and take back what the devil stole those who read this comment Ranginui walker wrote a book Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou Struggle without end lets get behind this drive for Maori and Help MANA PARTY get seats in parliment so we get a say what happens to our mokos future let me show you in this great book Titewhai needs to be reckonize as a great leader I wish to get to meet Mrs Harawira and listen to the stories she has about the Hikoi no negatives to my email please
D T Arshak
D T Arshak
12 Jun 2012 - 11.39pm
It's really touching. While the wound is deep and passing from generation to generation, and it's vivid how the memories are still fresh in their life. The beauty of this march is non-violent action, and this will show that who really they are. The biggest question I have is, how do we fix this issue? Is it right to ignore it while many are going through all sort of difficulties in everyday of the majority Maori's life? If we have nothing to contribute for the solution, at least let's not through a negative comments about their daily life and ongoing struggle. My dear Maoris, my heart is with you and I will pray for the day to come to restore your mana & and retrieve your land. May the living God bless you.
Huia Goldsbury
Huia Goldsbury
13 Mar 2012 - 02.09pm
Awesome, so inspiring, posting to facebook so others can feel the spirit of it.
I was early teens when this march happened and joined them when they came through the King Country.
I was watching Native Affairs on Maori TV the other night and Hone and Pita were talking about a Hikoi happening soon, from Cape Reinga to Wellington, to bring attention to to what is happening regarding SOEs and other issues of concern, to not only the Maori people but to all NZers. Was looking for more info about it on the net but couldn't find anything but I found this. Know there will be some info coming up about this future hikoi soon and I'm looking forward to supporting it.
Very supportive of our Rereahu whanau and their current occupation of their whenua at Bennydale. Kia ora and kia kaha to you all, I know yous will never give up on your whenua and one day it will return to you.

16 Feb 2012 - 09.08pm
Ka Pai! Very good! I enjoyed watching this movie. The information reminds us of why we take the stands against the British Empire in extending its boudaried areas in Land claims, and we are part of their claim - as their slaves. Its through Crown court legislation that we have LOST our RIGHTS to speak in their COURT PROCEEDINGS asserted. Its these proceedings that have led to the MASS LOSS of our whenua - ;and. I also enjoyed the sharing demonstrated, and each one sharing info!!
Ana ter huurne
Ana ter huurne
11 Nov 2011 - 08.20am
Ths is great.. an insipiration and something for every NZ classroom
steve Grocott
steve Grocott
10 Oct 2011 - 02.27pm
So proud to be able to show this to my children to show them there ancestor Whina and the strength they come from. Thank you
J. Taituha-Gibson
J. Taituha-Gibson
13 Aug 2011 - 08.53pm
Awesome, simply awesome.
Christina Stanton
Christina Stanton
11 Mar 2011 - 03.30pm
This is the most precious filming where I can see again my late grandmother, to be able to share her (Christina Field) with our new children and re-live with her and Aunty Whina and all those that made that long trek. To the lady who said 'boring' you are a sad person, for us, her decendants, we are truly proud, and thank this television documentary for letting us see her and hear her again. This quiet, peaceful march is what makes it so wonderful, thank you, thank you, thank you.
James Hippolite
James Hippolite
11 Nov 2010 - 08.49am
That's my Dad being interviewed in part 3. No wonder he'd refer to himself as "the voice of reason." He was comparing himself to radicals and saying "you better listen to me, else you'll have to listen to them." I've carried on that tradition with my Blog TVORNZ
sabrina collind
sabrina collind
14 Oct 2010 - 01.11pm
very helpful but boring
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