Sunday, 23 March 2014
Kahungunu ki te Whaiao, Ki te Ao Marama
Kahungunu seeking enlightenment and understanding throughout the World
This weeks whakatāuki is explained by Alex-Ann Edwards nō Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa,
Joe Doherty (1953- 2014) was passionate about Te Urewera and creating a Māori business employing local people that, saw the creation of Te Urewera Treks based at Nga Putahi, Ruatāhuna and run from Rerewhakaaitu. Maraea Rakuraku travels to Rerewhakaaitu spending time with Joanna Doherty and then on to Nga Putahi to the Bush Camp where guide Wiremu Nuku leads her on tour.
Nga Putahi Bush Camp, Ruatahuna, Joanna and Joe Doherty ( 1953-2014) and Kohatu Dedication
Whirinaki Bush, Te Urewera
Photo Credit: Jana Augustin
Ketuketu Kiwaha is a Ngāti Kahungunu intiative focussed on increasing Te Reo Māori usuage. Alex-Ann Edwards explains.
Toni Huata is better known as a Singer/Songwriter though she could quite easily become a comedian as Maraea Rakuraku finds after visiting her home studio where she has dropped her latest album, Tomokia due for release in June 2014.
Waiata featured: Kei rite ki te moa, Kei hea taku reo performed by Whirimako Black from the Album Hohou te Rongo (2002), Ko Wai Ka Hua performed by Black Katz from the Album Back Katz Salute the 28th Maori Battalion (2006)