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tohunga

(ˈtɒhʊŋə; tɒˈhʊŋə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) NZ a Māori priest, the repository of traditional lore
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Maori have consistently been active agents in their own care seeking and healing, and have a history of travelling in search of tohunga healing and resources (Te Awekotuku, 1981).
As Hone Kouka explained, in Whatungarongaro, 'the bird movements taught by Tohunga Paiki Johnson ['Kaumatua' in the cast list], allowed the production to accentuate the dramatic art forms of the past'.
Electronic signage will be in place at Tohunga Junction, Waiouru, Bulls and on State Highway 3 north of Whanganui informing motorists of the road closure and detour routes.
These practices continued after the signing of Te Tiriti, but suffered with the decline of the Maori population and attempts by various governments to outlaw the practices of tohunga.
Early the next morning before light, the Ringatu tohunga or one of the other priests will conduct early morning karakia, and the day has begun.
40) According to Eric Schwimmer, these experts were designated as kilokilo in Hawaii and tohunga in other archipelagos.
The narrative initially suggests that Genesis is 'a wise mystical tohunga [elder (2)]', before it changes tack to portray him as 'someone whose differently-wired and often manic mind made him both a chess champ and unable to cope with the ordinary stuff of life'.
Al final, un tohunga, el hombre mas sagrado, empezo a cantar una bendicion maori, y todo el mundo en el teatro se puso de pie y cantaron con el.
The "moko" (77) or facial tattoo, which was previously outlawed in 1907 by the Tohunga Suppression Act, is in Kwast-Greef's reading a method to "translate a capital and strength of the past into the present, into the 'common' place and 'shared zone' of the present where body and honour can be regained" (79).
Le leadership de ces groupes etait egalement assume, dans certaines regions, par des tohunga (chefs spirituels ou religieux) et des kaumatua (aines des familles etendues).
99 pbk); HarperCollins NZ concluding with The Lost Tohunga David Hair (NZ$24.