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He aha te mea nui o te ao māku e kii atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing? It is people, people, people.

This week's whakatāuki explained by Dick Garratt nō Tuhoe.

1957 was quite a year for Te Arawa born Ruia Morrison (now Morrison-Davy). She spent her 21st birthday competing at Wimbledon. In 1960 she was awarded an MBE. In a few weeks time on 21 June,  Ruia now aged 77, will be accompanied by fifteen supporters and return back to Wimbledon. The trip is organised by the Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association president, Dick Garratt as a means to mark her outstanding career. Both have a chat with Justine Murray.

Dick Garratt and Ruia Morrison
From left: Dick Garratt President of the Aotearoa Maori Tennis Association and Ruia Morrison – Māori tennis legend today and her in heyday. Photos courtesy of Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association

Travelling around Aotearoa and following in the steps of late 19th century and early 20th century prophets is heady and heartening stuff. It also has a practical component as newcomer to television hosting, Ngāti Pōrou Hirini Kaa, explains to Maraea Rakuraku.

The Prophets on Maori Television

Waiata featured:Papatuānuku performed by Awanui Reeder featuring Che Fu andMoments' performed by Awanui Reeder from the album Heartbeat (2013)