My first Te Reo – Kamo


1. (verb) to wink.

Modern usage:

1. back in the olden days, maori rangatira took 40 kamo while Goldie painted them
2. nowadays, Maori everywhere have 40 kamo while the taxpayer pays for them
3. nothing else to do but take 40 kamo when you are locked up bro

Goldie painted Forty Winks 40 Kamo in 1939, four years after he was sponsored by the Governor General Lord Bledisloe to send three paintings to the Royal Academy, London.

Now Dame Kiri te Kanawa is going to flog it off for heaps, bro.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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