Broader Horizons: What it means to be Māori in Australia – MSN

Broader Horizons: What it means to be Māori in Australia – MSN

Matua Rongo Tokomauri Te Peeti (Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa) moved to Australia 22 years ago after receiving an opportunity from an aunty. He left his hometown of Shannon and moved to the North Shores of Sydney. The experience was a complete contrast from his strong Māori community back home, and unsurprisingly, he found it a big culture shock.

Like many Māori before him, and many Māori after him, Matua Rongo came for work and opportunities. Currently there are over 170,000 Māori living in Australia – 20 percent of all Māori – and emigration numbers don’t look like they’re slowing anytime soon.

By MSN

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/broader-horizons-what-it-means-to-be-m%C4%81ori-in-australia/ar-AArK7cj?ocid=News