| INTRODUCTION Turangawaewae means a place to stand - unfortunetly it doesn't just mean where you are physically because that would mean that this project would be full of photos of me standing around (1)
What is it then?
The word itself is made up of two pieces. Turanga (standing place) and Waewae (feet).
I've watched Sesame Street and know all about compound words. Care to explain further?
As I say it doesn't just apply to your physical location. Turangawaewae covers who a person is, where they came from and where they're going. It gives someone more complete picture of an individuals identity rather than just knowing them by name.
THE HORI PROJECT - A DUCK HUNTING TRIP COST ME A 25 QUID FINE
I was sitting on the end of the jetty a few weeks ago minding my own business and thinking of this and that, and these and those, with the fish line in the water.
A pakeha comes up to me and says “Any luck, Hori?” “No,” I tell him, “not yet, anyway, but I hope to catch something before I go home. Anyhow I don't care much because it is such a corker day and I am enjoying the sunshine.”