One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A white New Zealander as opposed to a Maori.as modifier ‘Pakeha influences’
- ‘In the same speech he uttered the weighty words ‘Maori and pakeha are both indigenous people to New Zealand now‘.’
- ‘So it's a mystery why, unique in the world, some European New Zealanders refer to themselves as pakehas - an insulting name originally applied by the Maoris to the fair-skinned Imperialists who were in the process of conquering them!‘.’
- ‘I am still in a dilemma of how, as a pakeha, to present this relationship and history.’
- ‘Haast named the pass after himself and claimed to be the first pakeha to have travelled through it, but the discovery of Cameron's flask discredited this claim.’
- ‘He ignores all the advantages pakeha have inherited: wealth and land, and also dominance, confidence, privilege, and a society that is set up to convenience us.’
- ‘The latest New Zealand Census-Mortality Study shows that Maori die younger than pakeha, even after controlling for socioeconomic status.’
Relating to white New Zealanders and their languages and culture.
- ‘Maori families are larger than those of the pakeha, or white, population.’
- ‘His book details his family's land battles, his brother's notorious murder charge and his uneasy existence in a two-sided world (born of a Maori father and a pakeha mother).’
- ‘From what friends and family tell me this has split the Maori and pakeha camps and is causing bitter resentment.’
- ‘There were storytellers on both the Maori and the pakeha sides of my family.’
- ‘Her ideas were both challenging and threatening to many pakeha New Zealanders who were, and are, often ignorant of the country's history and fearful of difference.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.