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04 Whiringa ā nuku (October) 2009

"Me tu Rangatiratanga tātou he tauira ki te motu, he tauira ki te Ao"
If we exert our tino Rangatiratanga, we are an example to our country and therefore an example to the world.
This week's whakatauki is explained by Hinekaa Mako nō Taranaki, Wanganui.

The documentary He Ao Wera: Climate change in Aotearoa is the result of the four years Mike Smith and Hinekaa Mako spent traversing the country in their red bus, recording observations of climate change. In the concluding kōrero with Maraea Rakuraku (the first part played 20 September, 2009) the role of the Māori party, the Emissions Trading Scheme and the value of lentils is discussed.

A lifetime interest in te reo Māori was realised for kōroua Pākeha Robin Smith early last year when a pamphlet advertising free classes was placed in his mailbox. Justine Murray checks in with his progress a year after he started learning te reo Māori at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Dunedin.

In 2007 Tommy Taurima, Merekaraka Ngarimu(1922 - 2008) and Sir Howard Morrison (1935 - 2009) received awards from Te Waka Toi - the Māori Board of Creative New Zealand. Morrison was named Te Tohu Tiketike a Te Waka Toi, with an annual award recognising the exemplary contribution a Māori artist has made to the development of ngā toi Māori (Māori art forms). Maraea Rakuraku re-visits that time with a recording of a conversation between Taurima, Ngarimu and Morrison.

On Tuesday, 29th September, 2009 Sir Howard Morrison was buried at Kauae cemetery, Rotorua following a service facilitated by Reverend Tom Poata of St Faiths Anglican Church, Ohinemutu. Recordings from the service close the programme.