9 May 2006

He Rerenga Kōrero - Part Two

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

A two-part programme made in 1984, when Māoridom was on the march for the second time in a decade. The Waitangi Day protest walkers began their kotahitanga hikoi from Turangawaewae Marae en route to Waitangi.

Haare Williams asks interviewees about what the hikoi means and what they expect it will achieve. Speakers include Taina Waipouri, Mere te Amo Lucas, Maanu Paul, Father Michael Shirres, Peter Ransland from Toronto, Tuaiwa Rickard and David Williams.

The song 'I Believe' is sung by Tuaiwa Rickard and Pumipi Taituha.

(Sound Archives MPT 4937 and MPT 4939)