Differences Between Maori And Non Maori

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Definition. “Tikanga” is a noun that means the proper traditional Maori way of doing things and concerns Maori protocols of acceptable behaviour including the customary Maori values, obligations and practices that have developed over time (Maori Dictionary, n.d.), (TKI, 2011). Two key aspects of tikanga are manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga. Manaakitanga concerns hospitality and kindness towards guests, kaitiakitanga is the sense of respect that Maori have for the environment (Te Ara, 2015). Related concepts include mana (spiritual power or status), tapu (spiritual restriction) and mauri (life force or principle). Three specific interactions. In the context of the case study, the following interactions could take place: 1. Interaction One. Between Maori and non-Maori. Aranui has about 11,000 inhabitants, some 17% Maori and 83% non-Maori, and although the scenario makes no mention of conflict as a consequence of different racial values, it is a potential concern that development propositions could upset social cohesion and racial harmony if non-Maori feel discriminated against, perhaps due to local employment opportunities favouring Maori that become available due to Maori business initiatives. A concern that only whanau will be employed. Doubtlessly, some of the 83% non-Maori population will resent the $10 million Treaty settlement. Potentially, this interaction could be very positive should both Maori and non-Maori see mutual benefit in the development proposition.
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