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12 Hakihea 2010

"Ko te manu e kai ana te miro nōna te ngahere,
Ko te manu e kai ana te mātauranga nōna te Ao "

"The bird which partakes in the miro berry owns the forest,
the bird which partakes in the power of knowledge owns the world"

Phil Campbell was part of the Big Band/Rock 'n roll music scene in Wellington in the 1950s and 1960s forming the group Supersonics, whichbecame a regular on the gig circuit. Now retired, Phil jams a couple of tunes with Maraea Rakuraku on his ukulele, whilst recalling some of the Māori songs popular in his heyday.

The Māori Sports Awards recognise elite athletes who have excelled in their chosen sport. This year's crop of winners include Hosea Gear, the recipient of the Albie Pryor Māori Sportsperson of the Year award. Organiser and sporting veteran Dick Garrett talks about the history of the event, the value of sports academies and the future of Māori sports administration.

What started as a hobby has now turned into a business for chocolatier Kerry Cunningham, who incorporates kai Māori into her chocolate. Her stall Kanohi Chocolates (named after her husband), was one of those proudly on display at The Kai in the Bay Māori Wild Food Festival in Napier.

In our review series Te Wetewete, Mereana Pitman reviews the book, Identity and Resistance: Researching the Diversity of Knowledge published by Otago University Press.

This week's whakatauki is explained by Matiu Julian (nō Taranaki whānui).

Waiata featured

Various ukulele tracks performed by Phil Campbell, Ukelele Lady performed by Daphne Walker from the album The Great Daphne Walker (2004 ), Blue Smoke performed by Pixie Williams and the Ruru Karaitiana Quartet from the album Nature's best New Zealand Top 30 songs (2001), Lovely Hula hands performed by Daphne Walker from the album The Great Daphne Walker (2004 ), Rock a hula baby performed by Elvis Presley from the album Blue Hawaii (1961),Hoki mai performed by Prince Tui Teka from the album Prince Tui Teka the Māori Album ( 2002), I'll see you in my dreams performed by Joe Brown from the Concert for George Harrison Tribute (2003).