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  • 21/05/2012 3:00:57 pm

    Atamiria Dance Company

    We hope one day to incorporate contemporary Maori dance with Ora Presentations ..... An Exciting Possibility! in the meantime, please make it your priority to see KaHa this weekend.... i know you wont be dissapointed Atamira Dance Company are bringing KAHA Short Works 2012 to Hamilton on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May for two shows only at the Playhouse Theatre, Waikato University, Hamilton. Atamira Dance Company presents KAHA Short Works 2012 Date: Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May Time: 7.30pm Venue: Playhouse Theatre, Waikato University, Hamilton Tickets: $35 and $20 and are selling through TICKETEK – follow this link to book now! http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=KAHA2012#.T7B9nEqGg7A A high energy Matariki celebration of eight dynamic dance works including Haka - a contemporary version of the mighty challenge, Moko - exploring the art of body tattoo, Koru - inspired by the iconic spiral design and a spunky version of Poi E Thriller – as seen in the smash hit Kiwi move Boy. Choreographed by long time Atamira member Dolina Wehipeihana the full cast work fuses kapa haka with Michael Jackson moves. The revered Maori dance company’s earlier season, entitled Hou, sold out. "Absolutely LOVED the show - powerful, beautiful and very slick. A stunning blend of such different works - which had my 'I don't like contemporary dance' fiance spellbound and wanting to see more." Kylie Hawker, Taupo ERUPT Festival, 2012 Read More
  • 14/05/2012 3:40:58 pm

    Aotearoa - Come fly with Me!

    Sometimes others can speak for you, especially in pictures ... I love this video from Tiki Taane and Sambora.... yes this is Aotearoa, our beautiful and spiritually blessed land! and all the 'native flora' that we have and use in our Ora products.... Maori call the 'flora' (nga tamariki o Tane)... the children of Tane - god of our forest We love sharing and enjoying special things of Maori with everyone, knowledge begats understanding ... and we hope ... sharing and caring .... especially for Papatuanuku (our earth Mother) .x Heres the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u54evZDpJOA&feature=related Read More
    Space and light .... Freedom
  • 11/05/2012 11:09:19 pm

    Waikato inspiration

    Its awesome when you see creative visions and dreams turn into reality. Quirky creatvity slant, focused talent and determined edge are just few of the descriptives i can feel from the Kimbra spirit. Now shes become so famous with Gotye with their song "Somebody that I used to know". I celebrate her because her home town is Hamilton, Waikato, her parents still live here, probably round the corner on River Road... and she was schooled at the local high school where kids with creative passions are nurtured, Hillcrest High School. She certainly deserves the 'e news' prize for 'fashion style, ..... great songs,.... and sweet success'.....! Heres her link for her No 1 Billboard Success USA .... no small feat with 205 million views on You Tube.... thats crazy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY Mauriora! Be well Kimbra! Read More
  • 23/01/2012 2:06:20 pm


    Did you know .... Aotearoa was the last place to be inhabited by humans in the world and that has helped retain the essence of our land and the goodness that lay upon and beneath Papatuanku (earth mother) ....less time for human tampering! New Zealands flora and flauna are so unique and amazing in their activity to improve the quality of the skin, hence, why we have blended such fantastic active ingredients like the 'Mamaku' in all of our products. The New Zealand retail sector seems to be 'overwhelmed with great shiny global brands promising the world in skincare. Whilst many may deliver on their promises dont forget to support New Zealand brands with great active ingrediants, they work just as well, or better, even without the big marketing and advertising budgets! Read More
    Untouched gifts - Papatuanuku's forgotten gifts
  • 14/12/2011 2:05:35 pm

    Maisey Rika

    We have to start our first music blog off by acknowledging our beautiful songbird wahine maori, Maisey Rika.

    We love playing her song ‘reconnect’ before we do little spiels about Ora!

    Heres the video for this song … enjoy …. Mauriora!

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