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Kia rere te reo, Kia tika te reo, Kia Māori te reo.”

Let the language flow, let it be correct and let it be Māori.

This week’s whakatāuki is explained by Waitiahoaho Emery nō Ngāti Pikiao

At a four year old New World supermarket in Tokoroa, Damon Jakeman nō Tainui is aiming to recreate that corner dairy that many of us grew up with. If the reception to the bi-lingual signage hanging in the supermarket is anything to go by, he’s going about it the right way as Maraea Rakuraku discovers when she spends time at Tokoroa New World.    

Gallery: Bi-lingual signs at Tokoroa New World

Damon Jakeman Manager Tokoroa New World holding product signage
Damon Jakeman, manager at Tokoroa New World.

Māori cabaret and musical theatre actor William Waitoa loves his work at Napier’s Tabard Theatre. The building is steeped in history and rich in character and as with many theatres that also means they have their own resident ghosts, as he explains with Justine Murray.

Rugby Player Carlos Spencer and Surfer Daniel Kereopa are now seasoned professionals in their sports, but back in 1994 both were finalists at the Māori Sports Awards for Māori Junior sportsperson of the year.  In our archival segment Nga Tāonga Korero, Veteran broadcaster Henare Te Ua (1934 – 2007) presents highlights of the event from Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland.


Waiata featured:  Best of me performed by Ria Hall from the EP Ria Hall (2011), Finest Wine performed by Six60 from the album Six60 (2011)