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Kia pēnei te maroro o te kakahu me te mangemange

Let your clothes be as strong as mangemange that never wears out

Through the horror of the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 emerges another story, that of Teina Pora. Te Arawa Director Michael Bennett talks with Maraea Rakuraku about a documentary, soon to screen on Māori Television, The Confessions of Prisoner T that details the case.  While for some it’ll become apparent that it’s an issue of injustice Bennett makes it clear that for him, it’s about poverty and all its associating dysfunctions.

It was a chance meeting at a netball court in Rotorua last year that had Waitiahoaho Emery wanting to know more about her Indian whakapapa and led her to the first ever Indian Māori hui held in New Zealand in 2012. 

Justine Murray is with chef Charles Royal at Matawhaura forest, Rotoiti foraging for Rongoa Māori and native plants.

Charles Royal at Matawhaura forest

Waiata featured:  Mihi ki te Wao Nui and Taonga performed by Whirimako Black from the album Hinepukohurangi/Shrouded in the Mist (1999), Luv is Tru performed by Adeaze from the album Southside Story ( 1999)