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12 Hōngongoi (July) 2009

"Tu Ake"
Stand Forever

Māori artist Evelyn Kawiti's new exhibition reflects her sadness at not being able to speak her native tongue and the impact on her of this loss. She talks about the ink and water colours of Māori children that make up 'Lost Voices'.

Hereheretau Farm was a finalist for the Ahuwhenua Farming Trophy for excellence in Māori Farming. Justine tours the farm with Farming Supervisor Pete Mckenzie, and Farm Manager Gary Watson (pictures below).

The Māori life and the landscape of Tāmaki Makaurau before 1840 are the focus of Nga Tāonga Korero - our archival feature. The speaker is Sir Hugh Kawharu (1927-2006), the former head of anthropology at Massey University and chair of the Ngāti Whātua o Orakei Maori trust board.

This week's whakatauki will be explained by Wiremu Barriball Nō Te Rarawa, Ngāti Raukawa. Tu Ake - Stand Forever.

Waiata featured:

Shiverman, Dr Boomdigger and the Big BW, Fat Freddy's Drop.

Pete MckenzieGary Watson

Hereheretau Farm

Pete Mckenzie, (above left) and Gary Watson (above right), from Hereheretau Station.