DIRECTOR: KATHLEEN GALLAGHER
WICKCANDLE FILMS: http://www.wickcandle.co.nz
REVIEWED BY DR. CATHIE KOA DUNSFORD.
WORLD PREMIERE: FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS, HAGLEY PARK, MARCH 3, 2012 WITH SEMINAR BY FILM CREW AND STARS & HOLLYWOOD CINEMA, SUMNER, MARCH 4, 2012, WITH FILM CREW AND STARS, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND.
NGA KANOKI O TE RANGI: STARS, THE EYES OF THE SKY.
Nga whetu heri kai mai: The stars carry food to us [since they control the growth of the crops].
THE PARIHAKA WOMAN
RANDOM HOUSE 2012
REVIEWED BY DR. CATHIE KOA DUNSFORD
Te toto o te tangata, he kai; te oranga o te tangata, he whenua
Food supplies the blood of people; our welfare depends on the land.
Reading mainstream reviews of The Parihaka Woman reminds me how far traditional literary critics still have to stretch their kaupapa to understand the brilliance of the latest novel by our leading New Zealand author, Witi Ihimaera. They try hard within the
Dr Cathie Koa Dunsford
ME’A KAI The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific
ROBERT OLIVER, with Dr. Tracy Berno and Shiri Ram
RANDOM HOUSE, 2010 http://www.randomhouse.co.nz
Nau te rourou, maku te rourou ka ora te manuwhiri
With your food basket and my food basket, everyone has enough to eat
This ancient Maori proverb, in international chef Robert Oliver’s tongue, would read, with your food basket and my food basket, everyone has enough for a feast! Me’a Kai is a feast for the palette in every
Dr Cathie Koa Dunsford
WILFUL BLINDNESS - WHY WE IGNORE THE OBVIOUS AT OUR PERIL
PENGUIN BOOKS, 2011
REVIEW BY DR. CATHIE KOA DUNSFORD
In her introduction to this book, Heffernan quotes from T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets:
Go, go, go said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear too much reality
Never a more true word, if you believe all you read here. Heffernan more than convinces us of these words in a thoroughly well-researched, authoritative and challenging text that most readers
Cath Koa Dunsford
FIONA KIDMAN’S MEMOIRS:
AT THE END OF DARWIN ROAD, VINTAGE, RANDOM HOUSE, 2008.
BESIDE THE DARK POOL, VINTAGE, RANDOM HOUSE, 2009.
ME TE OTURU: RADIANT LIKE THE FULL MOON - A REVIEW ESSAY OF FIONA KIDMAN’S MEMOIRS.
Ko Hinemoa, ko au
As for Hinemoa, as for me
Or, as Governor Grey interpreted this whakatauki, “I am just like Hinemoa, I would risk all for love.”
Hinemoa was the young woman/wahine who left her people and swam across Rotorua Lake to the island of Mokoia, where