Guest information for Waitangi Day morning, 6 February 2010

Live from the Treaty Grounds, Waitangi

8:15 Hector Busby

Hekenukumai (Hec) Busby, MBE, is a master waka carver and master navigator who has carved 26 waka and passed on his knowledge to keen sailors the world over. Since being made custodian of a waka built in 1945 (Ngatokimatawhaorua) to commemorate his ancestors who signed the Treaty, Hec has made waka an intrinsic part of his life. He refurbished the massive waka taua Nga Toki Matawhaorua of Pewhairangi, which has its 70th anniversary this year at Waitangi, and also refurbished Nga Toki Matawhaorua of Otaua, which made its last visit to Waitangi 70 years ago.

8:40 Joe Conrad

Joe Conrad is a waka kaihoutou, and Nga Waka Federation member of Toi Maori Aotearoa.

9:05 Sam Kaelin

Sam Kaelin is a history student at St Paul's Collegiate School, Hamilton.

9:35 Language with Jeanette King

Dr Jeanette King is Senior Lecturer at the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University of Canterbury, and Bilingualism Theme Leader at the university's New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. She will talk about the influence of the Maori language on the pronunciation of New Zealand English.

10:10 Sam Chapman

Haami (Sam) Tutu Chapman is a youth and community worker based in Otara, Auckland. With his wife Thelma, he co-founded the Houhango Rongo Trust in 1989 and the Awhi Foundation in 2008, helping individuals and families make informed decisions about what is happening in their lives. Earlier this week he won one of the categories in New Zealander of the Year: the Local Heroes Award, which recognises ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their local communities.

10:50 Keith Anderson and Chris Lawrence

Lieutenant Commander Keith Anderson, LTCL, RNZN is the Director of Music for the Band of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Chris Lawrence is drum major for the band.

11:05 Liz Marsden

Liz Marsden works for Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi. She was a member of the kawariki group that came up with the idea for the tiro rangatiratanga flag.

11:20 Mike Pannett

Detective Superintendent Michael Pannett has been in the police force for 29 years, and has policed Waitangi Day commemorations for 25 years. In 2009 he was appointed manager of intelligence, operations, at police national headquarters, and at this year's New Year's Honours was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his services to policing.

11:30 Daniel Morrison

Daniel Morrison is a quantity surveyor and opera singer.

11:40 Pita Paraone

Pita Paraone, MNZM, chairs the Waitangi National Trust Board.

Waitangi Day Team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Waitangi engineers: Colin Pearce, Darryl Stack
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Adrian Hollay
Christchurch engineer: Hamish Doake
News team:
Chief Reporter: Gareth Thomas
Political Editor: Brent Edwards
Waatea News Presenter: Eru Rerekura
Regional Reporter: Lois Williams
Regional Reporter: Andrew McRae
Reporter: Penny Smits
News Reader: Stuart Keith

Music played on the programme

Fly My Pretties: Down to the Sea
From the 2009 album: A Story

Wild Bill Ricketts: Mangi Mangi
From the 2009 album: John Dryden

Whirimako Black: He Raumati (Summertime)
From the 2006 album: Soul Sessions
(Mai Music)

Bob Marley and the Wailers: Could You Be Loved
From the 1980 album: Uprising
(Tuff Gong/Island)

Bob Marley and the Wailers: Concrete Jungle
The 1973 single

Maisey Rika: Apollo
From the 2009 album: Tohu
(Moonlight Sounds)

Bob Marley and the Wailers: One Love/People Get Ready
The 1977 single
(Tuff Gong/Island)