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Te Ahi Kaa

RNZ New Zealand

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

Foraging with Chef Charles Royal

10/13/2018
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Chef Charles Royal began as a cook in the army, which lead to four years as a Gourmet Chef with Air New Zealand, a restaurant owner in Paraparaumu and Rotorua, and today as the owner of Kinaki, a business that specialises in native plants and herbs. Justine Murray takes a tiki tour with Charles and goes foraging at Matawhaura forest on the outskirts of Rotorua.

Duration:00:29:02

The science project using indigenous Māori knowledge to increase NZ's resilience to natural hazards

10/7/2018
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How can we as a nation better respond to natural hazards like tsunamis and floods? New Zealand scientists and researchers are exploring Matauranga Māori (Māori indigenous knowledge) for the Resilience Challenge – an ambitious nationwide project exploring New Zealand's resilience to such hazards. Justine Murray meets three people involved – social scientist Dr Wendy Saunders who's been working with iwi and hapū in the Bay of Plenty, Māori social scientist Lucy Carter who's teaching disaster...

Duration:00:34:18

Dr Dan Hikuroa and Kristie-Lee Thomas on science and Mātauranga Māori

9/30/2018
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Dr Dan Hikuroa is an Earth systems scientist and believes the world of science is interconnected with Mātauranga Māori (customary knowledge systems) he shares his recent work alongside iwi and hapu. In 1868 a tsunami hit the Chatham Islands in the early hours of the morning on August 15. Kristie-Lee Thomas inspired to pursue a career in science, and given she and her family lived there, she based research on the disaster and shares some of her findings.

Duration:00:32:18

Dr Dan Hikuroa and Kristie-Lee Thomas on science and Mātauranga Māori.

9/30/2018
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Dr Dan Hikuroa is an Earth Systems Scientist and believes the world of science is interconnected with Mātauranga Māori (customary knowledge systems) he shares his recent work alongside iwi and hapu. In 1868 a tsunami hit the Chatham Islands in the early hours of the morning on August 15.Kristie-Lee Thomas inspired to pursue a career in science, and given she and her family lived there, she based research on the disaster and shares some of her findings.

Duration:00:32:18

Dr Rangi Nicholson and Rob Ruha: lifting the Māori language to lofty heights

9/23/2018
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Reverend Dr Rangi Nicholson was a student at Victoria University in 1971 and was given the role of media publicist leading up to the Māori language Petition in 1972, he says he was often standing behind the camera that took the iconic photographs at parliament. Rob Ruha fosters the language in his home and his work as a musician, he won four awards at this years Waiata Māori Music Awards. Rob talks about fostering te reo Māori and the vernacular of the language spoken in his community on the...

Duration:00:29:23

Vini Olsen-Reeder and Ria Hall: keeping Māori language alive and thriving

9/16/2018
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Māori language lecturer Dr Vini Olsen Reeder and songwriter Ria Hall talk about their personal relationships with te reo. Olsen-Reeder began studying te reo as a university student and became the first person to complete a PhD thesis in te reo Māori at Victoria University. Hall grew up as a first-generation 'Kōhanga Reo kid' and the Māori language is integral to her work.

Duration:00:30:42

'My life is enriched by learning Te Reo Māori'

9/9/2018
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Pat Old's grandchildren can speak Maori and her daughters have married into Maori families, this was the reason why she is learning te reo Maori part time with Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Pat says the language has enriched her life. Justin Kereama has taught the language for fifteen years, most of his students are retirees and keen to learn te reo, in the lead-up to Maori language week, both share their stories.

Duration:00:26:56

Standing up for Te Reo Māori - reflections from founding member of the Te Reo Māori Society

9/2/2018
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John McCaffery was raised Irish Catholic and while his great grandfathers were fluent in Gaelic, and his father could understand it, it wasn't spoken in the home. This narrative is similar to the experience of many Māori families. John has worked in literacy and linguistics for most of his life. An original member of the Te Reo Māori Society, the retired lecturer is now a doctoral student with the aim of capturing the stories of the Māori language petition and the key figures involved.

Duration:00:31:15

How memories of her Māori girls boarding school inspire artist Maraea Timutimu

8/26/2018
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Rotorua artist and high school teacher Maraea Timutimu uses poi made of bread packets and cameo-style portraits in sculptural work that recalls her formative years at Queen Victoria Māori Girls Boarding School.

Duration:00:25:04

Māori language in theatre a way to nurture and grow the language

8/19/2018
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Taki Rua Productions are mid-way through the Te Reo Māori season with the play Hine Kihāwai as it continues its ten week tour around the country. Roimata Fox (Waru, The Pa Boyz) and Eds Eramiha (Mahana, The Deadlands) are part of a small cast performing at marae, schools and venues around Aotearoa. During one of their stops in the Bay of Plenty, Te Ahi Kaa meets up with the pair to talk about their career on stage and on-screen.

Duration:00:27:51

Exhibition a tribute to wāhine stance on the marae

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. Te Ahi Kaa meets four artists whose art reflects their identity, history and research.

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

Waiata: how traditional Māori knowledge is captured in song

7/28/2018
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Composer and academic Taiarahia Black gives us an insight into traditional Māori music.

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