Te Ahi Kaa
Sunday 8 December 2013, with Maraea Rakuraku & Justine Murray
Sunday, 8 December 2013
“E kore au e ngaro te purapura I ruia mai I rangiatea”
I will never be lost, the seed sown from Rangiatea.
This weeks whakatāuki is explained by Karl Johnstone nō Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Mahaki.
In Te Ahi Kaa this week Justine Murray visits Te Puia, the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua. At the helm of the weaving school, Te Rito is Edna Pahewa who was taught weaving at a young age by her mother Emily Schuster and her kuia Ngaitai Bubb. It was Emily that planted the institutes’ first pā harakeke (flax plantation) in the late 1960’s. Today the flax is thriving but demand has outweighed supply resulting in Edna looking at other ways to source harakeke.
Edna Pahewa nō Te Arawa.
It was a first for both the men’s and women’s Māori Basketball teams to compete at the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Oceania Championships in Porirua. The men took out the finals beating Australia 71-66. A few days out from the final, Justine Murray met players Puke and Natasha Lenden; and Coach Jeff Green who breaks down the team’s strengths, and discusses the upcoming tour schedule.
Action from the 2013 FIBA Ocenia Pacific Basketball Championship, Porirua 2013, (Photos courtesy of Grant Chapman.)
Rosemary Rangitauira is with Chef Erueti Tutaki cooking Hangi Scotch Fillet and Horopito Beetroot Chutney in his kitchen at Takapuna R.S.A on Auckland’s North Shore.
Chef Erueti Tutaki cooks hangi scotch fillet steak with horopito beetroot in his kitchen at Takapuna R.S.A (right) The clubs Senior Vice President, Te Ra Pita.
As thousands hit Napier this weekend for Iron Māori, third time competitor Nasir Mulligan nō Ngati Raukawa sees it as a stepping stone to further his fitness goals. He talks about the importance of Iron Māori with Justine.
Nasir Mulligan nō Ngati Raukawa.
Audio from Sunday 8 December 2013
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Nasir Mulligan - Iron Māori 2013 ( 5′ 37″ )
18:03 Nasir is heading to his third iron māori triathlon this weekend, taking on the 21 km run. He talks to Justine about the challenge ahead that for him, requires training eight months out from the event.
Whakatāuki mo 8 December 2013 ( 35″ )
18:06 E kore au e ngaro te purapura i ruia mai i rangiatea. I will never be lost, a seed sown from Rangiatea. Explained by Karl Johnstone no Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Māhaki.
NZ Māori Basketball ( 13′ 51″ )
18:09 It was a first for both the Māori men's and women's Basketball teams to compete at the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Oceania championships held in Porirua. Players Puke and Natasha Lenden talk about how they've faired against their international opposition. Coach Jeff Green talks about next year's tournament schedule and strategies to recruit players.
Edna Pahewa - Te Rito weaving school ( 14′ 01″ )
18:21 Edna Pahewa is doing the job that her mum, Emily Schuster began some 45 years ago. As the head of the weaving school, Te Rito which operates as part of The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua she talks about the day to day operations and the on-going work to source harakeke.
Erueti Tutaki ( 11′ 41″ )
18:37 In his kitchen at the Takapuna R.S.A on Auckland's North Shore, Erueti whips up Hangi Scotch fillet and Horopito beetroot chutney with Rosemary Rangitauira.