Sunday, 27 January 2013
Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu
Although small, it is a treasure
This weeks whakatauki is explained by Mere Takoko nō Ngāti Pōrou.
Nau mai ki tē hotaka tuatahi mo tēnei tau 2013 - Welcome to the first show of 2013
In Te Ahi Kaa, Maraea Rakuraku spends time with Mere Takoko who founded a diet and exercise programme Chumpchange 10 months ago, that is aimed at revolutionising Māori bodies and minds.
Beatrice Yates (affectionately known as Aunty Bea) is known throughout the Rotorua community for her philanthropic work, teaching career and impersonation of Tina Turner. Justine Murray visits her at home where she discovers a link to waiata Māori classics, Oma Rapeti and One Day a Taniwha.
Left: Aunty Bea with one of her many publications. Right: The original One day a Taniwha Book (written by Beatrice Yates in 1974).
Waiata featured: Oma Rapeti performed by Aunty Bea from the children’s album Waiata Mai (2011); Tihei Mauri Ora performed by Ruia Aperahama from the album Waiata of Bob Marley 2 (2003)