Te Ahi Kaa
Ngāti Pōrou and Rongowhakaata singer Caii-Michelle Baker was plucked from her hometown Tolaga Bay and mentored by the late Prince Tui Teka, she was only 17 years old. Since that time, she's enjoyed a career that has spanned three decades performing...
Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke - Māori Art
Māori Art for Kids is the new book released this week by artistic couple Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke. The book is the culmination of six months' of research for Julie, who concluded there was a lack of resources available for children that explained...
Tim Wigmore - Precious Cargo
Precious Cargo is an exhibition that takes a traditional māori tāonga and through its design, another interpretation of it's functionality is explored. Essentially Waka Huia were designed as intricate treasure boxes carved on the outside to equal its...
Whakatāuki mo 16 o Whiringa a Rangi (November) 2014
Whaia te iti Kahurangi, Ka tūohu koe me he maunga teitei. Pursue the noblest of intentions or goals, and if you bow your head let it be to a lofty mountain. This week's whakatāuki is explained by Moana Maniapoto nō Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa.
Te Ahi Kaa for 9 November 2014
Te Ahi Kaa this week features a dramatised documentary recreating the political manoeuvrings behind the invasion of Parihaka in Taranaki on 5 November 1881
Moana Maniapoto - New Album Rima
There is an eclectic mix of songs on Moana and the Tribe's latest album, Rima. First there is the electronic influence of musician Paddy Free and a commissioned duet with well-established singer and songwriter Don McGlashan. But there is still the...
Acushla Dee O Carroll - Social Media and Māori Culture
Keyboard Warrior or Kānohi ki te Kānohi? How do you maintain your links to your hapū, iwi, marae and whanau? In 2010 Acushla began her research for her PhD thesis about the impact social media placed upon māori culture, she completed this work last...
Puti Mackey - Ngā Kaitito Waiata o Ngāti Pōrou
Ngāti Pōrou Kapahaka exponent Puti Mackey recalls the strength of waiata composition during her time growing up on the East Coast. Nuki Williams, Pare Herewini aka Polly De Lux, Apirana Ngata, Henare Waitoa and Tuini Ngawai. It's these composers that...
Whakatāuki mo 2 o Whiringa a Rangi (November) 2014
Kia ata Ko nga Kopara o Rongomaitapui. Sing softly the bellbirds of Rongomaitapui. This week's whakatauki is explained by Puti Mackey no Ngati Porou.
Ruia Aperahama: Hiding lies upon lies and uncovering the truth
These days Hareruia Aperahama, Ruia Aperahama talks a lot about waking up and accepting responsibility. They've always been themes he's explored throughout his musical career. Yet, what's so remarkable about his life presently is that he's doing all...
Homelessness in Wellington
For a moment there, waking during the night surrounded by the sounds of 50 or so sleeping people Suzanne Tamaki, was reminded of sleeping in a wharenui/ whare tupuna at a pā. Only she wasn't at the pā but instead housed in cardboard boxes, in a car...
Whakatauki mo 26 o whiringa a nuku (October) 2014
Kerea kerea, tōkia tōkia, kui kui whitiwhiti ora. Ka piri au ki te onepango, ka wiriau ki te onepango. Ka taea ano o te onewhero o ngā mātua tupuna. Dig dig, plant, plant and the cry of the pīpīwharauroa heralding the time for harvesting. I touch the...
Ngā Tāonga Kōrero - Ramai Hayward
In an archival recording from 1973, Ramai Hayward (1916 - 2014) talks about her passion for film production during the 1940's with host Selwyn Murupaenga. Archival audio in this programme was supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
From Māoriland to ImagineNATIVE
Pat and Tania Hakaraia run their lawnmowing business in Otaki, their expertise were called upon when Pat's cousin Libby Hakaraia directed the short film The Lawnmower Men of Kapu. This week the couple will join Libby and head to ImagineNATIVE film...
Arapata Hakiwai - Remembering Sir Apirana Ngata
As part of this year's Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Lectures. Acting Chief Executive and Kaihautu of Te Papa Tongarewa, Arapata Hakiwai talks about the contribution made by Sir Apirana Ngata in the restoration and preservation of traditional Māori art.
Whakatāuki mo 19 o Whiringa a nuku (October) 2014
He aroha whakatō, He aroha puta mai. If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive. This week's whakatāuki is explained by Sonia Kaurauna nō Ngāi Tuhoe.
The purpose of Toi Māori Art Market according to Toi Māori Ge
Māori art is as varied and diverse as any other and how it is presented for exhibition and sale, is vital to the event and exhibition that is Toi Māori Art Market coming up in November, 2014. Gary Nicholas is in discussion with Maraea Rakuraku.
Dr Jaclyn Aramoana ,Improving Māori Health outcomes
When Dr Jaclyn Aramoana decided to become a surgeon she contacted the very first Māori surgeon, Associate Professor Jonathan Koea for advice. What eventuated has been an ongoing relationship of mentorship. So far, so very Māori. What became apparent...
Whakatauki mo 12 o Whiringa a nuku
My fire on my land has burned continuously.
Corinna Hunziker - From skating to filmmaking
Former roller derby skater turned filmmaker Corinna Hunziker is the director of the documentary The All Skates. The documentary follows female skaters vying for a place on the national squad. Corinna talks about the sport and why it is gaining...
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