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Te Ahi Kaa

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The philosophy of Te Ahi Kaa is to reflect the diversity of Māori in the past, present and future. While bilingual in delivery, the programme incorporates Māori practices and values in its content, format and presentation.

The philosophy of Te Ahi Kaa is to reflect the diversity of Māori in the past, present and future. While bilingual in delivery, the programme incorporates Māori practices and values in its content, format and presentation.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

The philosophy of Te Ahi Kaa is to reflect the diversity of Māori in the past, present and future. While bilingual in delivery, the programme incorporates Māori practices and values in its content, format and presentation.

Language:

Multilingual

Contact:

123 The Terrace Wellington, New Zealand


Episodes

Te Ahi Kaa for 12 August 2018

8/12/2018
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Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan uses Tāonga Pūoro (Māori instruments) as a tool of healing with victims of sexual assault. In the exhibition The Right to Speak she has created a carved hue (gourd), based on a story retold to her from a fellow Hawaiian artist. Hamilton based artist Regan Balzer curated the exhibition inspired by three women who chose to speak inside the meeting house, Tamatekapua in Rotorua.

Duration:00:30:18

Māori illustrator sets his sights set on graphic novels and animation

8/5/2018
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Te Haunui Tuna works as a taa moko (traditional Māori tattoo) artist but his true passion is sketching Māori gods in pencil.

Duration:00:24:50

Te Ahi Kaa for 29 July 2018

7/29/2018
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Professor Taiarahia Black supervises Masters and Phd doctoral students at Te Whare Wananga of Awanuiarangi. He is a composer and in the early 1980's he completed his research into the historical narratives of Tuhoe waiata. He offers up some insight into the meaning of Maori songs and the composers behind them.

Duration:00:26:05

Taa Moko Sessions: the new inhouse moko artists at Te Puia

6/24/2018
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The two resident artists at a newly opened taa moko studio within the Rotorua tourist centre Te Puia talk about mixing chisels with tattoo guns and their personal views on giving moko to non-Maori.

Duration:00:28:48

Taa Moko Sessions: Cy Mcleod

6/17/2018
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Cy Mcloed is passionate about Kapahaka, health & fitness and moko. Justine Murray sits in on a session at his home at Mount Maunganui where he talks about the physical demands of being a moko artist led to a lifestyle change.

Duration:00:31:46

Taa Moko Sessions: Richard Francis

6/10/2018
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Justine Murray visits Richard Francis at his tattoo studio in Rotorua. Richard is a taa moko artist, graphic artist, teacher, painter and carver who graduated from the Māori visual arts and design school Toihoukura in 1995.

Duration:00:32:04

Toitu te Whenua: a look back at Takaparawhau

5/27/2018
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Te Ahi Kaa marks the 40th anniversary of the land occupation with the 1978 radio programme 'Takaparawhā - Bastion Point', hosted by pioneering Māori broadcaster Whai Ngata.

Duration:00:25:59

Taa Moko Sessions: Stu McDonald

5/20/2018
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Tattoo artist and teacher Stu McDonald is convinced taa moko [traditional Māori tattoo] can play a role in healing pain. He runs a studio in Dunedin and will soon open another in Tauranga with a local taa moko collective.

Duration:00:31:04

Te Reo card game offers fresh approach to learning names and pronunciation

5/13/2018
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A new card game designed to help people learn and pronounce te reo place names lands in New Zealand schools and workplaces in the coming weeks.Creator Tommy Kapai Wilson hopes it will help normalise Māori language in homes, offices and schools.

Duration:00:26:31

Nichola Te Kiri: creative flow

5/6/2018
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Nichola Te Kiri incorporates Māori symbols and stories into the designs of capes, jewellery and lamps for her brand Nichola. She tells Justine Murray what it's been like leaving the day job two years ago to pursue her dream full-time.

Duration:00:27:49

NOA Essentials: rongoā meets modern skincare

4/29/2018
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Lee Tane and his wife Trina create the NOA Essentials range of NZ plant-based skincare products in their whānau kitchen. Te Ahi Kaa pays a visit to their Hamilton home.

Duration:00:26:04

From the beat to streetwear

4/22/2018
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When Ra Mead was a police officer, her colleagues used to wonder why she stayed in the force when her 'side hustle' selling secondhand clothes online was more profitable. Today she runs a vintage clothing store in Hamilton.

Duration:00:26:22

Taa Moko Sessions: Pip Hartley

4/15/2018
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Pip Hartley from Karanga Ink tells Justine Murray how a passion for art led to a career in traditional Māori tattooing.

Duration:00:30:54

Taa Moko Sessions: Julie Paama-Pengelly

4/8/2018
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Te Ahi Kaa explores the artform of Taa Moko in this series about wahine Maori artists. This week Julie Paama Pengelly talks about foray into traditional tattooing, the challenges she faced in a male dominated industry and why she doesn't believe in Kirituhi - the concept given to the practise of non-traditional taa moko.

Duration:00:30:45

Taa Moko Sessions: Anikaaro Harawira

4/1/2018
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Te Ahi Kaa explores the artform of Taa Moko in this series about wahine Māori artists. This week Ana Mackie of Ngati Wai receives her moko kauae (traditional facial tattoo) in her home at Ngunguru with practitioner Anikaaro Harawira.

Duration:00:27:19

Dr Haare Williams on the life of Te Kooti

3/25/2018
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As part of the series Te Putake o te Riri - New Zealand Land Wars and Conflicts - Dr Haare Williams talks about the life of the prophet Te Kooti who he describes as a figure who has both revered and reviled.

Duration:00:25:47

Te Putake o te Riri - Dr Joanna Kidman on youth activism

3/18/2018
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A school visit to Orakau battle site was the catalyst for a petition to commemmorate the history of the New Zealand Land Wars. Sociologist Dr Joanna Kidman shares her research into how the petition was met with protest and how a national day was finally realised.

Duration:00:30:15

Te Pūtake o te Riri: Harawira Pearless on finding battle sites

3/11/2018
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As the first national commemoration of the 19th century New Zealand Wars takes place in Te Tai Tokerau, Te Ahi Kaa features highlights of a discussion with historian Harawira Pearless on his wayfinding project to locate key battle sites in Crete.

Duration:00:29:55

Reconnecting the disconnected: Tackling homelessness in Tauranga

3/4/2018
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Delwyn Rowan has lived in Tauranga for fifty years, she's a social worker and says homelessness in the area is only going to get worse. As part of her job she feeds up to 40 homeless people every week and tries to get to those hard-to-reach people that sleep under bridges and bushes on the fringe of the city. It's a job that at times places her in harms way but she's determined to help those with mental health problems, she shares her story.

Duration:00:29:34

Kapahaka brings out the best in us - Turi Ngatai

2/18/2018
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The small township of Te Teko will host this weekends Mataatua regional Kapahaka competition, the top groups will go on to compete at Te Mataini 2019 in Wellington. Te Ahi Kaa asks performers what the artform means to them and how kapahaka will evolve. Educator and Teacher Turi Ngatai is part of the senior group Ngai te Rangi pakeke, he says kapahaka is about reconnecting on a iwi, hapū and whanau level.

Duration:00:25:26