27 Apr 2006

A Taranaki Holocaust?

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

Produced by Sue Ingram and presented by Chris Wikaira, this Insight programme looks at the history of the Parihaka area. It includes audio from the speech given by Associate Minister of Māori Affairs Tariana Turia to a group of psychologists in which she referred to post-colonial stress and a holocaust for the Māori people. This speech provoked a vigorous reaction around New Zealand, with the Prime Minister Helen Clark among those voicing criticism.

The use of the word holocaust is explored to see if it is appropriate in the context of the history of Parihaka. Tariana Turia comments near the end of the programme on why she included the word in her speech and the message she was trying to get across. Broadcast in 2000.

(Sound Archives 00-68)