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15 August 2010

Kia ū ki tōu kāwai tupuna, kia mātauria ai I ahu mai koe i hea, e anga koe ko hea.
Trace out your ancestral stem, so that it may be known where you come from and where you belong.

In her scholarship Pākeha academic Joan Metge has consistently challenged Pākeha to examine their relationship to and with Māori which is also what Ngāti Kahungunu Mereana Pitman does in her violence prevention, decolonisation and Tino Rangatiratanga mahi. Maraea Rakuraku and Pitman talk about Metge's latest publication, Tuamaka: The Challenge of difference in Aotearoa New Zealand (2010) Auckland University Press, New Zealand.

Pāpāwai marae in Greytown has a long history of collaboration with the crown and in today's world that can be viewed as something akin to treason. Diane Rewi sincerely believes otherwise as she explains to Maraea Rakuraku.

And Lisa Tomlins had a choice this year- pole dancing or music?

Waiata featured:

Ōku Māreikura (2010) as performed by Ahorangi Winitana, E Ipo( 2009) as performed by Ardijah.