Sunday, 23 December 2012
Meri Kirihimete me nga mihi o te tau hou
Merry Christmas and well wishes for the New Year
Ko tēnei te hotaka whakatumutunga mo tēnei tau 2012, na reira he mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa e tautoko ana ki te kaupapa nei a Te Ahi Kaa. It’s our last show for the year, thanks for supporting Te Ahi Kaa.
In the final broadcast for 2012, Maraea Rakuraku and Justine Murray present a few of their favourite stories from the past year that includes; a visit with kaumatua, Daniel Ambler to the largest Kauri tree in New Zealand – Tanemahuta, listening to the courting stories of John and Isie Bristowe in Whirinaki, sampling the kai at Te Ra o Kupe Festival the annual fundraiser for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna, Wellington and attending a mock scenario where a marae is transformed into a welfare centre following a natural disaster. When a reality television programme following the lives of a handful of Māori living on the Gold Coast, Australia debuted to New Zealand audiences the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. Producer Bailey Mackey defends the series. While outside a hotel in Putaruru Maraea Rakuraku discovers a whakapapa link to Cameron Petley. Kahu Waitoa the mokopuna of composer Henare Waitoa (1910 - 1968) explains why the popularising of the waiata Tomo mai by Sir Howard Morrison (1935 – 2009) to Hoki mai didn’t go down well
Waiata featured: Tomo Mai performed by Kahu Waitoa from the compilation Nga Waiata a Henare Waitoa (2011); Hoki Mai performed by the Howard Morrison Quartet from the album The Howard Morrison Quartet: 16 Great Hits (1989), New Zealand Christmas tree performed by Daphne Walker and Bill Wolfgramm from the album Pohutukawas and Pavlova: 60 years of Kiwi Christmas songs (2012)