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MAORI TATTOOS

You can see some of the traditional tattoo designs here. Originally, ta moko was done with chisels (for scarring) rather than inking. These days, thankfully, it's done with ink! Men were formerly tattooed on their faces (full face), buttocks, and thighs; women on the chin. M

THE HAKA (MAORI)

Maori performance and explanation of the chant and its significance—part of a PBS special.

MAORI PENDANTS

The pendant given in “Just Good Friends.” Click to see more, including the pounamu (greenstone/jade) koru pendant from “Just For Now.”

NATIONAL ANTHEM

God Defend New Zealand/Aotearoa: Sung here before All Blacks v. Wallabies test match. The anthem is sung first in Maori, then in English. Lyrics are slightly different in meaning. Maori lyrics are more about unity.

HINE E HINE

Most famous Maori lullaby, sung by Jenna to Harry in “Just for Now.”

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