Sunday, 13 February 2011
13 o Hui Tanguru (February) 2011
He honore, he kororia ki te atua he maungarongo ki te whenua he whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa
Honour and glory to god, peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind
This week's whakatāuki is explained by Marama Sione Tama nō Te Ati Awa , Niue.
Te Ahi Kaa pays tribute to Kapahaka great Pimia 'Nen' Wehi (1930 - 2011) by featuring waiata from current National Kapahaka Champions Te Waka Huia, the Auckland based Kapahaka group she co-founded with her husband Ngapo 'Bub" Wehi in the 1980s.
Te Wharewaka is a purpose-built house on the Wellington waterfront between Te Papa Tongarewa, the New Zealand Stock Exchange and the Wellington Rowing Club. On Waitangi day, Taranaki whānui ki Te Upoko o te Ika welcomed the dawning of the day with its official opening. Marama SioneTama travelled from Waitara, Taranaki, and tours the complex with Justine Murray.
Gisborne is about to get inundated with piupiu and taiaha as the premier National Kapahaka Competition, 2011 Te Matatini o te Ra kicks off on 16 February. The biennial performing arts festival is expected to welcome thousands to the Wai o Hika Estate and one of them will be Victor Walker who is taking his hosting responsibilities seriously, as he explains to Maraea Rakuraku.
The date 3 January, 2011 is seared in the memories of the Ngāti Hamua hapu of Te Oreore Pa, Masterton, following an arson attack which could have destroyed the buildings of one of the oldest Pa sites in Wairarapa. Jason Kerehi relives that day.
Poi Aroha performed by Waihirere from the album Highlights from the 1983 New Zealand Polynesian Festival (1983); Waiata Poi as performed by Te Waka Huia at The Aotearoa National Performing Arts Festival (1996); Waiata Whakeke as performed by Te Waka Huia at Te Matatini (2007).