Throughout New Zealand there are many Maori kids struggling with disconnection from society and their families, they are often found to be struggling in school and having no reason to try and prosper in life, this concept is portrayed in many ways through the texts, Hunt for the WilderPeople by Barry Taika Waititi, The Dark […]

In the 2014  Film “Dark Horse” by James Napier Robertson, Maori gang life is portrayed to be dirty, disgusting and devastating. The Authenticity of this is unfortunately, a mere reality in Maori New Zealand. This concept it introduced to us in backyard of the “Vagrants Aotearoa” clubhouse, where Mana is getting patched for his 15th […]

Describe at least one important character in the written text. Explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text and/or how this character helps you understand an important theme/idea in the novel. Ricky Baker is an important character throughout the written text. The way his character is revealed in the text is by […]

The Islands [Charles Brasch]   (1)Always, in these islands, meeting and parting (2)Shake us making tremulous the salt-rimmed air; (3)Divided and perplexed the sea is waiting (4)Birds and fishes visit us and disappear.   (5)The future and the past stand at our doors , (6)Beggars who for one look of trust will open (7)Worlds that […]