Sunday, 19 April 2009
19 o Paenga whāwhā (April) 2009
'Kei a tātou tēnei ahuātanga, apopo kei nga whakatipuranga
Ka wheke ka wheke ka wheke'
This is what we are like in the future, the new generation will be like an octopus
Explanation by Ranga Tuhi no Tainui me Ngāti Maniapoto
In 2003, when he was in his late forties, Ranga Tuhi traded in his wood chisel for a computer mouse and re-entered the education system starting a graphic design degree at Massey University with five other Māori students. In May he graduates, the sole survivor of the five and the current cover boy for the degree. Tuhi is with Justine Murray at the Massey University Māori alumni evening talking about the all important whānau support and how his carving skills allowed him to present a gift to the university.
Adopting preventative measures when it comes to fire safety, all with the aim of averting a potential tragedy, is a message Piki Thomas no Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue, has hammered home for the past 11 years as He Pou Herenga, the National Māori Advisor for the New Zealand Fire Service. In a recording from 1998, Piki Thomas talks about what was then a new position and his means of breaking down barriers both within the service and the Māori community. Henare te Ua is interviewing.
Professor Wally Penetito no Ngāti Haua, Ngati Tama te rā and Ngāti Raukawa talks to Maraea Rakuraku about kaupapa Māori research and his involvement in the evaluation of Te Kotahitanga, a programme aimed at improving the educational achievement of Māori Students in mainstream education.
Waiata featured include:
E rere e performed by Ahurangi as featured on the Iwi Hit Disc 20