- A wharenui, the main meeting house
- A wharekai, the dining hall
- A wharepaku, showers, toilets, etc.
- An atea, the area in front of the main meeting house, usually grassy
- A waha roa, the gate or main entrance to the atea
The Political Science Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMU-K), with the assistance of the University’s Division of International Studies & Programs, is pleased to introduce its Pacific Studies Program 2015 - a collaborative initiative between A&M-Kingsville and the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Pacific Studies Program (PSP) is being co-directed by Dr. Nirmal Goswami, Professor of Political Science, TAMU-K and Dr. Elaine Webster, Director, Summer School and Continuing Education, University of Otago. The PSP will include graduate and undergraduate students traveling to and staying in New Zealand in July of 2015, attending classes at the University of Otago, and visiting multiple sites through field trips in the greater Otago region. Areas of focus include history, politics, economics, culture, sustainability and environmental policies, etc., with reference to both the greater Pacific region and New Zealand. You are all invited to cyber travel with us as we learn about the uniqueness of New Zealand and the surrounding region. This blog will document our experience. You are welcome to post comments.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
-- Catrina G. & Ema G.
-- Mikayla R.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
-Ashley M. and Anthony G.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
|Yellow Eyed Penguins|
|A Slice of the Otago Peninsula|
Thursday, July 16, 2015
In addition to giving us an overview of New Zealand’s political history, Dr. Roper also discussed some of the nation’s current challenges and also talked a bit about local music. Overall, it was an interesting introduction to our study of the Pacific region and a good start to our classes at the University of Otago.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015