"You are on call anytime--it's a big thing for Maori, we are brought up to respect our kaumatua and kuia
. If a kaumatua or kuia
said they needed to see me, I would be around there--you don't say no.
It is here on this open forecourt that all formal proceedings begin with a call of welcome by one of the kuia
, who will represent Hineteiwaiwa, the female element of mankind and goddess of weaving, created by her father Tanemahuta, god of the forests and of mankind.
In the Waima ranges, there was a pipi shelter on the mountains, and the kuia
used to talk about the fair skinned people up there.
Williams (AMS); Kuia
Is., Lusancay Islands, Trobriand group [Kiriwina], Ponder & Colman (AMS); ditto, near Okaiboloma village, rubble and algae washings, living Ponder & Colman (AMS).
A project, Taonga Tuku Ihou, had captured the reminiscences of eight of the prominent Kuia
and Kaumatua (leaders) of the Masterton Maori community.
Hence participants were offered support from tangata whenua (local people), kaumatua (respected elder), and kuia
(older women) (Jahnke & Taiapa, 1999).
It was made possible through the energy of Susan Bulmer, archaeologist for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and community leaders, (kuia
), the late Mahia Wilson and Bea Kerr of Waiohua.
It is a family that is the focus of these interwoven stories, a family inclusive of uncles and aunts, kuia
and granddads, and of course, siblings.
monogatariron: kindai amerika shosetsu no kurozetto bunseki.
Paratypes: AMS IA.5741-2, 2 specimens, 282-262 mm TL, vicinity of Samarai, 10[degrees]36.633'S, 150[degrees]39.690'E, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea; CU 24992, 695 mm TL, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea (no other data); USNM 221705, 257 mm TL, Kuia
Island, 08[degrees]35.350'S, 150[degrees]51.332'E, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, 1 m depth, B.B.
I grew up with Patricia Grace's tales, from reading The Kuia
and the Spider as a child, to reading her short-story collections as a teenager, to reading her longer fiction as an adult.