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10 o Haratua (May) 2009

Manaaki tangata Manaaki whenua haere whakamua

Care for people, care for the land and move forward
Explanation by Maraea Timutimu no Ngāi te Rangi, Tūhoe

It was an issue that polarised a nation and described by one commentator as creating modern day Treaty of Waitangi claims for future generations. The 2004 passing of the Foreshore and Seabed Act under a Labour-led government resulted in an en masse protest by Māori.

As part of its post 2008 election agreement with the Māori party, the National Party agreed to a ministerial review of the legislation appointing former Waitangi Tribunal Chief Judge, Ngati Raukawa, Eddie Taihākurei Durie, Ngai Tahu Hana O'Regan and Richard Boast to the panel that will travel the country hearing public submissions. At the conclusion of the hearings, a report will be written detailing the public response. Maraea Rakuraku was at one of the Wellington hui and talks with three members of the public who made submissions.

Ngāti Kahungunu Kerrie Pihema finds the skills she learned as a former Police Officer transitions well into her private investigation business, Rokez investigations.

In work that ranges from internet scams to tracking down a lost family member Pihema has found since the onset of technology such as SMS texting and on-line chat rooms there has been an increase in relationship infidelity. Maraea Rakuraku gets the low down on what that means and in doing so has her own stereotypes of private investigators shattered.

Being New Zealand Music Month,Te Ahi Kaa examines the Māori music industry, what it means to be a Māori recording artist and profiles established and up-and-coming Māori musicians.

Te Māngai Pāho the Māori broadcasting funding agency is doing its bit to increase Māori musicianship by adapting its finding criteria. Manager of the Māori radio portfolio, Carl Goldsmith explains to Justine Murray what that entails.

There is a replay of an interview broadcast in 2008 with Ngai Tahu, Lexie Starkey who died a few weeks ago. Maraea Rakuraku spent some time with the sassy kuia in her home last year. Starkey shares her memories of growing up at Maungamaunu pa, Kaikoura.

Waiata featured include:

Crazy Baldheads from the album Rastaman Vibration by Bob Marley