Sunday, 9 June 2013
Te Waimana Kaaku is just one of the rohe that makes up Tūhoe iwi. It’s from Te Waimana Kaaku in the early hours of 3 June 2013 that Maraea Rakuraku set off joining a contingent of buses, vans and cars travelling enmasse from Ruatahuna, Ruatoki, Waiohau, Rotorua, Kawerau, Hamilton and Auckland to Wellington, to sign the Deed of Settlement.
Te Ahi Kaa provides a fly-on-the-wall account of the event from the controversy about tickets needed to enter some of the days events to interviews with The Minister of Treaty Settlements Chris Finlayson, Crown Negotiator, John Wood and Tūhoe Negotiator, Taamati Kruger.
Photograph courtesy of Leanne Tamaki.
Programme features: Jazayah Kaafi, Tayla Kaafi, Piroi Bassett- Kora, Nevada Teinakore, Timi Tuwairua, Lea Te Pou, Tania Ratu, Torere Te Pou, Te Rawhakatau Tekaumarauwhenua, Patrick Teepa, Ryan Te Wara, Helen Te Wara, Izzy Clayter, Rangitunoa Black, Apihai Taane Rakuraku, Martin Rakuraku, Taamati Kruger, John Wood, Chris Finlayson, Paki Nikora,
Waiata featured: E kui kumara performed by Whirimako Black from Hinepukohurangi: Shrouded in the Mist (2001); Waiata performed by Waimana School and Ruatoki and recorded 040613, Wellington.