Navigation for Te Ahi Kaa

22 March 2009

Nga Tikanga a iwi o Te Ao whanui
Many cultures, One world
Explanation by Tania Kōrauria

It was the 1984 Māori Economic Summit, Hui Taumata, that led to the birth of what is arguably one of the most successful Māori business collectives, the the Poutama Māori Business Trust,a charitable trust run by chief executive Richard Jones (Te Haunui a paparangi, Te Ati Awa ). With a crew of just five, and being for the most part mobile, the trust encompasses the values it imparts upon the micro businesses it provides advice and support to, as Justine Murray discovers in a kōrero with Jones, whose response to the current economic climate is largely positive as he is sees Māori businesses diversifying and showing the entrepreneurship of the past.

A symposium in October 2008 celebrating the contribution of Sir Graham Latimer to Te Ao Māori took place at Te Papa in Wellington. Māori and Pakeha from throughout the country paid tribute and looked back at the life of one of Māoridom's most influential leaders. But what did he think when he was 45 years old? In an archival recording from 1971, Latimer talks about the influence of his old people and how the enacting of various legislations impacted upon Māori economic performance.

The annual ASB Polynesian Festival (Polyfest) allows Auckland based Polynesian secondary school students the opportunity to emanate through performance the pride they have as children of the Pacific. Director of the Māori programme, Tania Korauria,talks about the festival.

Rio Hemopo was stoked when he was selected for the 2008 Red Bull Academy in Barcelona. The event brings together musicians representing the complete range of musicianship. Hemopo relives the experience in a candid chat with Melody Thomas.

Waiata featured include:

Screems from da old plantation - King Kapisi (Kiwi Hit Disc 46)

Everyone, Wahine Toa, Ride - Rio Hunuki Hemopo from the album Ride 12"Vinyl

Beautiful People - Trinity Roots from the album True