Sunday, 7 September 2008
07 September 2008
Te Kotahitanga i raro i te maru o io o nga mano
It's no easy feat to talk to talented, inspiring Māori about their achievements. Even if they are trailblazers, shining examples and leaders in their own right, it's not easy to get them to use words like 'I have done this…..or 'I have done that." They like to talk about the way in which other people have contributed to their success.
Our interview schedule forms our own version of 'A List Celebrities',but those included probably don't see themselves in this way.
Te Ahi Kaa talks to this year's recipients of the annual Te Waka Toi awards including;
Iritana Tawhiwhirangi (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu,Ngāpuhi)
Dr Merimeri Penfold (Ngāti Kuri)
George Henare (Ngāti Porou)
Rangi Puke (Tūhoe)
Rapiata Darcy Ria
Kereni Bartlett (Rongowhakaata)
Waiana Jones (Te Arawa)
Aimee Rose Stephensen (Ngāti Mārau)
Te Ahi kaa profiles this year's recipients, and begins with an overview korero from Haniko Te Kurupa and Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku.
Nga mihi nui ki nga kaimahi katoa o Creative NZ e arataki, e whakawaatea te huarahi ma mātou ki te kohikohi I nga tāonga korero.
Pictured above: Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku on stage with friend and recipient of the Sir Kingi Ihaka award George Henare.
Pictured above: Ruia Aperahama wows the crowd at the Te Waka Toi awards.