Navigation for Te Ahi Kaa

“Te toka tū moana”

The boulder standing in the ocean ”

Political commentator and lecturer Dr Maria Bargh believes its vital Māori vote in this year’s election and she has the survey results to prove it. She talks with Maraea Rakuraku about the 2011 Referendum on the Voting System and the position of Māori living in Australia who occupy a type of no - man voting land.

As an accomplished musician and natural comedian Tyna Keelan is combining both in his live performances and they’re going down a treat.  He kicks back with Maraea Rakuraku talking about whānau and the inspiration behind his popular yet- to- be- released song, East Coast Girls.

Tyna Keelan, October, 2011
Tyna Keelan.

Māori Market is an annual five day contemporary Māori arts extravaganza where established artists display and sell their works alongside those who are starting out in their career. Justine Murray spends time with first time exhibitor Maraea Timutimu whose perspex artworks have contemporised design found within traditional whare tipuna.

Maraea Timutimu, Maori Market October , 2011
Maraea Timutimu, Maori Market October , 2011

Waiata featured

First Kiss and Overjoyed performed by Tyna Keelan and recorded at Radio New Zealand, Wellington October 2011, East Coast Girls performed by Tyna Keelan and Adrian Wagner recorded at Te Papa 2010, O mio babbino caro performed by Mere Boynton at Māori Market 2011 Wellington.