Navigation for Te Ahi Kaa

Hinga atu he tetēkura, ara mai he tetēkura

When one frond dies, another takes its place

This weeks whakatauki was explained by Ani Pahuru-Huriwai nō Ngāti Pōrou

In the same week the Ngāti Pōrou Settlement Act was legalised finalising Treaty Settlements for the iwi, one of their more celebrated sons, Hone Kaa (1941 – 2012) succumbed to cancer.  Te Ahi Kaa pays tribute to the Anglican clergyman, with an archival recording from 1980, where he talks with Whai Ngata about his faith, the melding of te hāhi mihingare (Anglican church) with Te Ao Māori and the role of the Anglican Māori Mission. Then, his neighbour and te reo Māori advocate Ani Pahuru-Huriwai, expresses how his loss will impact upon those closest to him.

Easter may be all about chocolate and bunnies but for Catholic Māori who gather en masse it’s about celebrating their faith and taha Māori at Te Hui ArangaRaana Mareikura recalls the history of the annual hui that combines sporting events and kapa haka with religious lessons.

Justine Murray tours Takapuwahia Marae, Wellington with Taku Parai (below).


Takapuwahia Marae.

Waiata featured: He Moteatea Ukaipo performed by Helen Fisher from the album Taku Wana The Enduring Spirit (2003); E te Wainui a Rua performed by Jerusalem School Children from the album The Wonderful World of Children’s song: Lets sing together (2003); Toroa performed by Whirimako Black and Richard Nunns from the album Te More: A Work in Ten Parts for Vocals and Tāonga Puoro (2012); Taku Manawa performed by Kahu Waitoa from the album Taku Manawa (2001)