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07 Poutu te rangi (March) 2010

"Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini."
Success is ensured by the strength of many rather than by one individual.
This week's whakatāuki explained by Emere Wano no Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Apanui, Whakatohea

After doing the rounds on the indigenous theatre circuit for the past two years He Reo Aroha is about to hit Wellington as part of this year's line-up of the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival. Kali Kopae nō Te Arawa and Jamie McCaskill nō Ngāti Tamaterā, Nga Pūhi play star-crossed lovers Kaia and Pascoe (and a range of other characters) whose romance, despite what life throws at them, endures. Weaving original songs throughout the story, Kopae and McCaskill sing Hone Huranganui compositions Hapai o Mauri and Toroa Rere before talking with Maraea Rakuraku about life on the road and the implications He Reo Aroha has had upon their own love story.

Jacob Duigud, Jamie McCaskill and Kali Kopae
Jacob Duigud, Jamie McCaskill and Kali Kopae

Musicians Moana Maniapoto and Hollie Smith have both faced potentially crippling financial situations as a result of either copyright issues or the collapse of record labels. The Sounds Aotearoa Expo taking place in Taranaki next week will run panel discussions with industry representatives addressing the kind of pitfalls musicians encounter developing their careers. Justine Murray talks toartistic director, Emere Wano who outlines the two day event.

We're back with chef Pete Peeti nō Te Atihaunui a Papārangi, Ngāti Pikiao, host of the Māori television show Kai time on the Road. This time he shares with Justine Murray how iwi can work together to ensure seafood gathering areas are still around for the next generation.