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People of New Zealand that are not "Once Were Warriors" stereotypes, one of the many cultures within New Zealand.
"Kia ora koutou"
"Haere Mai"
by Anonymous March 01, 2005
 
1.
Indigneous people of New Zealand, originating in South Pacific. Signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi, 1840. One of the national languages of NZ (The others being English and Sign).
Even the NZ Maori Rugby team can usually beat Wales
by sloanie July 06, 2006
 
2.
Self proclaimed land owners of New Zealand. In 1840 British settlers realised the lack of intelligence of the natives that they had recently encountered and decided to form the treaty of waitangi. In this treaty the maori signed away all their land in exchange for a few guns and bracelets. Sometime around 1900 the maori brain evolved to the point of having 2 brain cells, and they realised what a terrible mistake they had made. Ever since then the maori have been trying to seek revenge on the white man by selling him crappy tinny's, taking his shoes, and generally stealing everything that isn't nailed down. This type of behaviour is hardly suprising coming from a culture that actually beleives New Zealand was caught like a fish and pulled to the surface by one maori in a canoe. To this day, maoris still exist in new zealand inhabiting such areas as otara, mangere, and a million other shitty places you'd never have to go to if marijuana was legal.
"Duh thats rite bro you get 0.3 grams of weed for your $20, now you know how it feels"

"hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo"

"aw bro my cru of maori's is the baddest bro we can't even afford a spray can to tell people who we are"
by newzealandisdieing January 10, 2006
 
3.
A race of people whom the New Zealand government seems to favour over the people of European decent in New Zealand. Maori receive such bonuses as:
- cheaper university fees
- extra money on government benefits (as if to encourage them)
- their own political party that only persons with maori decent can be in. (they can also be in the other parties if they wish)
Maori seem to have no morals whatsoever. Their favourite pastimes include drugs, alcohol and smoking behind the P.E shed. Some maoris prefer to beat up and steal from the elderly. No maori wears his own shoes.
The New Zealand Government seems to think they should encourage the maori race, but these days most criminals in NZ are of maori decent, so really they are encouraging them to be criminals, and therefore insuring the future of New Zealand to become one huge Otara.
"bro, hook a brother up aye? I'll smash ur white ass, you betta watch ur bak aye I'll get my black maori homies onto you"
by outlookonlife July 21, 2006
 
4.
A New Zealand people, traded everything for nothing, and now have buyers remorse, which will carry on for another hundred years. Supposedly the "natives" -this has been proven false, there were other people here first before them, who the maori ate. They are 10% of the general population, and 90% of the prison population. Go figure.
NZ Person: "Dude, grab us a beer?"
Maori: "Eh? Bears live in asia..."
by ShibbyNZ August 29, 2006
 
5.
Pre-european Māori were peaceful, spoilt their children & treated women as goddesses. Guardians of nature & skilled artists, their love of family makes them great social / community / care workers. Expert navigators, they settled NZ 800 yrs ago, then Chatham Is 200 yrs later, renaming themselves Moriori & developing a distinct culture.

Europeans introduced diseases & rodents that ravaged the population & ecosystem. Trusting natives foolishly welcomed trade & christianity. Missionaries were hell-bent on destroying Maori’s pagan ways of idolising women & children and rewrote history to display Maori as savages, removing any trace of their kindness & respect for nature.

Greedy brits tricked Maori into giving up land ownership by promising protection from american & french slavers. Since brits eroded Maori further by inter-marrying to dilute bloodlines, & attacked every peaceful camp they found, Maori realised more armies would come to seize the land. So Maori signed the Treaty.

Brits created laws to legally confiscate land, outlaw Maori culture, and place men as head of the house - his wife & children his property to use & abuse as he saw fit.

Maori suffered 200+ yrs of oppression & dilution. Although the effects of colonisation were devastating, Maori are slowly rebuilding themselves.

Pakeha lost their roots so they use Maori culture to define themselves as NZers, performing the haka at ANY sports event & displaying Maori-style tattoos to prove their New Zealand-ness.
Pakeha boy: "Chur cuz, up to bro"
Maori boy: "Bro, are you Maori bro?"
Pakeha boy: "Nah bro, I wish though."
by karzlahana May 24, 2014
 
6.
Māori translates to natural or normal. When Europeans arrived in New Zealand, the natives had to come up with a way of defining themselves so they became known as Māori. This is because to themselves they were normal, while the Europeans became known as Pākehā, or foreign. Māori is also the name of the native language spoken by Māori people.
Someone who has Māori ancestors is considered to me Māori.

Māori is an official language of New Zealand.
by Mystery537 September 18, 2013
 
7.
A cannibal race who migrated to New Zealand and consumed the indigenous people already settled there. Their tribes are known as iwi and sub-tribes as hapu.
Their tribes were constantly attacking each other and devouring their enemies after boiling them in cooking holes or slow-cooking them in oven pits known as hangi.
It was common for them to shrink the heads of those they captured and in the late 19th century and early 20th century they built up a vigorous trade in selling them off to the highest bidders throughout the trading world of the time. Now they are demanding that they be returned from around the world and a number of museums have obliged. They have suddenly become taonga!
In 1840, tribal chiefs signed a treaty known as The Treaty Of Waitangi which was between the Crown and Maori and to this day it is a bone of contention throughout New Zealand society.
Maori are known to propagate the misbelief that they are the “owners” of New Zealand and despite 52% of the prison population being Maori and their race being only 14% of the country’s population they deny that they have a cultural problem in regard to crime.
Even though many iwi having been given millions of dollars in 'reparation' money, they generally have an agenda of apartheid, and although they take their ‘grievance money’ readily, they are less than willing to integrate into the ‘one people society’ of the New Zealand population, and by their actions, much racial disharmony is fostered. These many millions of reparation dollars have not been effectively administered by the iwi chiefs for the general wellbeing of the Maori people.
Successive governments have been ineffective and largely incompetent in resolving these issues.
The beautiful woven flax tapestry was made by a young maori wahine.
by RaceyNZ May 16, 2014