The Tamaki Hikoi
, a Maori guided walk of Auckland, gives visitors a sense of the importance of the culture in what is a proudly bicultural country.
The Tamaki Hikoi
, a Maori-guided walk of Auckland, gives visitors a sense of the importance of the culture in what is a proudly bicultural country.
(walks) to historic places of local significance not only provided exercise, but also encouraged a deeper understanding of the natural environment and led to the identification of native plants, and the sharing of knowledge about rongoa (medicines) and Maori healing practices.
In 'True tales from the fiction workshop,' an essay responding to Patrick Evans's criticisms of the Manhire 'School', he recounts advising a Maori woman writer, struggling to fictionalise a hikoi
she had attended, to start with her observation that the women were expected to do the cooking: something particular and vivid that concentrated the contradictions in a heated political moment.
This is the straw that broke the camel's back,'' hikoi
organizer Pita Sharples told the crowd.
In 1998, a nationwide Hikoi
(Journey) took place, starting from every corner of the land and converging in a mass demonstration in the capital city against policies creating poverty.
In February 1984, a widely supported Hikoi
ki Waitangi, or 'Peace March' to Waitangi, called for the treaty to be honoured and subsequent national conventions (hui) in September 1984 and February 1985 endorsed this call.
In the past, our leaders have taken a less aggressive approach and undertaken hikoi
in protest against injustices.
The attempt to reassert a prophetic role with the cross-denominational Hikoi
of Hope in 1998 was still underpinned by those enduring tensions.
Other initiatives that Ngati Kahungunu have developed to promote the health of their iwi is "Kahungunu hikoi
ki Waitangi march and disruption of Waitangi Day celebrations.
Some activities include excursions to walk/run the Te Mata Peak track, Kahuranaki Hikoi
and circuit training.