A tokotoko is a traditional Māori carved ceremonial walking stick. On a marae it is a symbol of authority and status for the speaker holding it.
Poets from New Zealand who win the award of New Zealand Poet Laureate are presented with a tokotoko, typically by a National Librarian of New Zealand.
A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, typically expected to compose poems for special events and occasions. Albertino Mussato of Padua and Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) of Arezzo were the first to be crowned poets laureate after the classical age, respectively in 1315 and 1342. In Britain, the term dates from the appointment of Bernard André by Henry VII of England. The royal office of Poet Laureate in England dates from the appointment of John Dryden in 1668.
New Zealand literature is literature, both oral and written, produced by the people of New Zealand. It often deals with New Zealand themes, people or places, is written predominantly in New Zealand English, and features Māori culture and the use of the Māori language. Before the arrival and settlement of Europeans in New Zealand in the 19th century, Māori culture had a strong oral tradition. Early European settlers wrote about their experiences travelling and exploring New Zealand. The concept of a "New Zealand literature", as distinct from English literature, did not originate until the 20th century, when authors began exploring themes of landscape, isolation, and the emerging New Zealand national identity. Māori writers became more prominent in the latter half of the 20th century, and Māori language and culture have become an increasingly important part of New Zealand literature.
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A digging stick, sometimes called a yam stick, is a wooden implement used primarily by subsistence-based cultures to dig out underground food such as roots and tubers, tilling the soil, or burrowing animals and anthills. It is a term used in archaeology and anthropology to describe similar implements, which usually consists of little more than a sturdy stick which has been shaped or sharpened and sometimes hardened by being placed temporarily in a fire.
Wellington Girls' College was founded in 1883 in Wellington, New Zealand. At that time it was called Wellington Girls' High School. Wellington Girls' College is a year 9 to 13 state secondary school, located in Thorndon in central Wellington.
Philip Trevor Kerslake is a Welsh-born New Zealand speaker, author and television presenter who has appeared on the weekday morning series, Good Morning and in other New Zealand media. He is also a cancer survivor.
The Best New Zealand Poems series, begun in 2001 is an annual online selection of poems chosen by guest editors. The program is run by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. It is supported by a grant from Creative New Zealand.
"421-a will-" is Kotoko's fourth maxi single under Geneon Entertainment. The title track was used as a TV commercial song for dwango's Iro Mellow Mix (いろメロミックス) and the opening theme for Pocket Radio's Kotoko to Tokotoko Tankenki. The B-side, "Shuusou", is the ending theme for Kotoko to Tokotoko Tankenki.
Battered sausages are a type of sausage found all across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Nicholas Wilson is a New Zealand field hockey player who plays at striker. He currently plays for New Zealand's Hockey National Team, the Black Stick men's team.
Joshua Stick is a former football (soccer) player who represented New Zealand at international level.
The New Zealand Poet Laureate is a poet appointed by the National Library of New Zealand to represent New Zealand's community of poets, to promote and advocate for poetry, and to produce a number of published works during their two-year tenure as laureate.
Katie Alexandra Glynn is a New Zealand field hockey player. She has competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team, including at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Anita McLaren is a New Zealand field hockey player. She competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team from 2009 to 2018, including for the team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Elizabeth Rose Keddell is a New Zealand field hockey player. She has competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team since 2012, including at the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Te Mata Estate is an independent, family-owned Hawke's Bay winery and New Zealand's oldest, in continuous operation since 1895. The winery produces everything on-premises at their Havelock Hills site near Havelock North, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Napier. Established in the late 19th century by the Chambers family, the winery and original vineyards were the first to be heritage-protected, and is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded wineries.
Pippa Hayward is a New Zealand field hockey player who has represented her country.
Hayden Brian Phillips is a New Zealand field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for English club Holcombe.
Okauia is a rural settlement and community located east of Matamata, in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island.