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The Battalion - Jim Moriarty04/25/15
Te Rakau Hua o te Wao Tapu Trust is a theatre company that has performed in prisons, schools, marae, and even in the lounges of homes. Ngāti Toa actor Jim Moriarty has worked in film, television and theatre for the last forty years. The trust has...
The effect of War - Puawai Cairns
On April 18th the exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War opened at Te Papa, the National Museum in Wellington. As part of the curatorial team, Puawai Cairns has researched the lives of the some of the Māori men who fought at Gallipoli.
Helene Leaf and Anania Wikaira
In the Far North, Captain Harding Leaf is quite legendary. He fought in the first World War at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. An athletic man who also was known for his keen sense of humour, he served as Lieutenant in the Pioneer Battalion from...
Ngataiharuru Taepa is the Kaihautu Toi Maori, Director of Maori Arts at Te Putahi a Toi, The School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education and Massey University, Wellington. He was invited to take part in World War 1 Remembered: A Light and Sound Show...
Artists Ngataiharuru Taepa talks about his tupuna (ancestors) who fought in the Land Wars, the First World War and World War II.
Māori Men of World War 1 - Puawai Cairns
Justine Murray visits Te Papa curator Puawai Cairns at her home and over a cup of tea, she shares a couple of photos from her research, she unravels the story of Lieutenant George Gardiner, who not only fought for his country, but made a name for...
The Road to The Rock - Piimio Mei
Piimio Mei was turned down twice to attend The New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington, but that didn't deter the 17 year old from pursuing her dream of becoming a Ballerina. A late starter to Ballet at 12 years old, Piimio was taught a few...
Whakatauāki mo 19 o Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2015
Ruia taitea, Ruia Taitea, Kia Tu ko Taikaha anake. Strip away the Taitea, the Sap. The heart is Taikaha. This week's whakatauaki is explained by Ngataiharuru Taepa no Te AtiAwa, Te Arawa.
Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua - Mid-Pacific Institute
Lanakila Michael Casupanga teaches Hula at Mid-Pacific Institute, a college preparatory school for school children from ages 5 -18 years old in Honolulu, Hawaii. As part of their school programme, the Hula students and staff of Pupukahi I Ke Alo O Na...
Innovating Mātauranga and Re-searching Rangatiratanga
Teacher, Waiata Moteatea (Traditional Chant) scholar and researcher Dr Wayne Ngata attended the recent Kei Tua o te Pae conference held at Te Wananga o Raukawa, Otaki. In tackling the subject matter of Innovating Matauranga and Re-searching...
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park - Morrie Love
On March 25th this year, the official dawn blessing ceremony took place at the Pukeahu National War Memorial park, Buckle Street in Wellington. Built above the Arras Tunnel, the park provides a space for recreational activity and reflection. The park...
Whakātauki mo 12 o Paenga whāwhā (2015)
Maungarongo ki te whenua. Peace on Earth. This week's whakatāuki is explained by Morrie Love no Te Ati Awa.
Tusiata Avia - Samoan Palagi Poet
From Australia's ABC Radio National programme, Earshot Tusiata Avia provides a narrative about her poetry from two of her poetry collection books, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt and Bloodclot. Tusiata grew up in Christchurch and visited Samoa when she was...
Whakatāuki mo 29 o Poutū te Rangi (March) 2015
Ōkea Ururoatia. To Die like a Shark.
Dr Timoti Karetu - Ngā Tāonga Kōrero
In a 1994 episode of He Puna Wai Korero hosted by Henare Te Ua (1933 - 2007), coverage features of the Sir Apirana Ngata centenary celebrations in which Ngata graduated from University in 1894. To honour his contribution to Te Ao Maori, Dr Timoti...
Robert Wiremu - Opera in the Pa
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Opera in the Pa at Rotowhio Marae, Te Puia at Rotorua. This year the event will commemorate the centenary of World War I and operatic arias will be adapted to familiar tunes of that period. Musical Director...
Nepia Takuira-Mita - Actor and Performer
Children are much harsher critics than adults, that's what actor Nepia Takuira-Mita says with a slight chuckle. 'They will tell you how it really is, they will say, what was that? he adds. That's the experience of actor and performer Nepia...
Maria Walker - Life imitating Art
Maria Walker directed the children's play Ngunguru I te ao, I te po, it's a play that is 95 percent in te reo maori and uses props, music and the odd English word to talk about the theme of the story. Having worked in theatre where Te Reo Maori is the...
Whakatāuki for 22 o Poutū te rangi (March) 2015
He Hono tangata e kore e motu, Ka pa he taura waka e motu. Unlike the rope of a waka, the bond of a human cannot be severed.
Whakatauki mo 15 o Poutū te rangi (March) 2015
Toitu te kupu, Toitu te mana, Toitu te whenua. Hold fast to Maori culture, with language, with mana and without land, the essence of being Maori will be lost.
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