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Waitangi Day 2020 for Wednesday 6 February 2013

7:00 am Morning Report Waitangi Day Special

News and information, hosted by Simon Mercep at Waitangi.

9:04 am Waitangi Day with Richard Langston

A morning of conversation and entertainment celebrating New Zealand’s national day.


9:06 am Dame Anne Salmond
Dame Anne Salmond DBE, CBE, FANAS, FRSNZ, FBA, FNZAH, PhD (Penn) is a Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland. She is involved with the Longbush Ecosanctuary in Gisborne and has recently been nominated as a New Zealander of the Year.

9:45 am Okains Bay
Murray Thacker of Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum on their Waitangi Day celebrations.

10:06 am Kristyn Harman
Dr Kristyn Harman is a lecturer in Aboriginal Studies at the University of Tasmania and her book ‘Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, and Maori Exiles’ (New South Books) tells the story of political prisoner Hohepa Te Umuroa.

10:35 am Susan Brettingen
Susan Brettingen lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a long-term fan of New Zealand music.

11:06 am Tony Simpson
Tony Simpson is a writer and historian who has published numerous books, pamphlets and articles on New Zealand history, including ‘A Distant Feast' which charts the history of Kiwi cuisine.

11:45 am Sam Hunt
Poet Sam Hunt on his forthcoming book ‘Salt River Songs’.

Music played during the programme

The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta
Lawrence Arabia - Look Like a Fool
St Joseph's Maori Girls' College - Pokarekare Ana
Split Enz - Titus
The Clean - Point That Thing Somewhere Else
The Chills - House With a Hundred Rooms
Straitjacket Fits - Down in Splendour
Dean & Britta - Not A Young Man Anymore
Jack Landy - L'homme C'est Rien
David Kilgour & Sam Hunt - A Summertime Blues for Tom

12:15 pm Matinee Idle

Phil O'Brien and Simon Morris are back to brighten up Waitangi Day with music and entertainment.

6:06 pm The Waitangi Rua Rautau Lecture

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman explores the role of science in our society’s collective future, and Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi traces the evolution of the Maori community from 1900 to today.