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He Mahi Kai Hoaka, He Mahi Kai Takata

It is work that devours people as sandstone devours pounamu

This week’s whakatāuki is explained by Ariana Tikao nō Kai Tahu

Relationships forged over years, generations even came into play when the Nathan whānau chose Patricia Grace to write the narrative of their parents' life story that began in wartime Crete and ended in New Zealand.  Manos Nathan sits with Maraea Rakuraku and details the process that resulted in Ned and Katina. 

Dr Ngarino Ellis graduated in October with her doctorate for research on the Iwirakau carving school on the east coast between 1830 – 1930. Her thesis has been accepted for book publication by the Auckland University Press. It took 15 years to complete, having combined with a few personal obstacles along the way as she explains to Justine Murray.

From Dust to Light is the new album from Māori folk singer Ariana Tikao, released on November 16th, the name and a few of the songs are inspired from the earthquakes in Ariana’s hometown Christchurch. Justine Murray has a chat with Ariana.


Waiata featured:   Espresso, Let there be light, Beautiful, Something to Give and Ka Roimata performed by Ariana Tikao from the album From Dust to Light (2012)