“As I cast to sea my web, in the hope of catching fish in my net, I cast words across the web, catching people’s thoughts through the inter-net. Raising awareness about Indigenous issues by using social media. We Shall Idle No More, Or Listen to lies spread by pop culture idols no more, If you are to twitter, lets talk tweets that have a function, And only retweet things with purpose and substance, Lets actually make a stand on issues instead of a sub-stance Instant gratification, sought on instagram, despite the fact we have no clue of the ramifications, is frightning, Mainly because we know often its not used for the right things, Used to degrade, or attack, people but we all like memes........................”
Bio: He uri tēnei mai i ngā tai e papaki tu ana ki mauao, no te ia moana o te awanui, te ia-auraki o Tauranga ka rere i te ao ka rere i te po. Ko Ngaiterangi te iwi, ko ngā moutere whakaruruhau o Matakana ngā turangawaewae ōku. Koira te pūtake o tōku tāngaengae. Tauranga Moana Tauranga Tangata.
I descend from the tides that crash and break against my ancestral mountain named Mauao. I am of the great running currents of my sea fearring people, The Vein of our lives, Te Awanui. The islands of Matakana are where I plant my feet and call home. That is my very foundation from where I will always draw life. Tauranga’s sea, and Tauranga’s people are one.
Recommended CitationRolleston, Te Kahu, Social Media Exploration 1.1, Journal of Global Indigeneity, 1(2), 2015.