@Rob c Agree totally, especially regarding Moriori custom on Rekohu (Chatham Islands). Ngati Mutunga and Ngati Tama subsequent actions are despised by other iwi and they trampled their own mana in kuri (dog) crap by their actions. Moriori have great mana and wairua and I hope that your children etc., really understand and appreciate that. I really hope that Moriori manage to fully revitalise their language and culture. Tihei mauri ora. I, am of a far north iwi and Irish with much intermingling of both within the wider whanau and iwi, which goes right back to the early 1800s. It would be fair to say that back in the day, and less so today, we had opposing philosophical outlooks to the Moriori. I am glad to say, that 200 years later, those philosophical views have grown much closer, with our views changing the most, although to be fair a lot of the inherent violence, the so called warrior gene, is now funnelled by Maori and Polynesians into sporting endeavours unless certain individuals decided to live lives of crime. Just looking at philosophical changes within my own iwi regarding war and peace, illustrates how attitudes and morals have changed over the intervening years, albeit in the case of Maori a drastic change occurred with introduction to and acceptance of Christianity by Maori from the early 1800s.