Te Ahi Kaa
Sunday, 18 March 2012
6:00 PM. Young Maori actors Roimata Fox and Whatanui Flavell share their challenges of being part of the cast of the Maori Shakespeare Play Toroihi raua Ko Kahira, while Producer Grace Hoet outlines the financial constraints of taking the play overseas. Maori Lawyer Donna Hall talks to Maraea Rakuraku about her work with Sir Graham Lattimer and the New Zealand Maori Councils involvement with hapu (sub-tribes) and ownership of resources. Maraea visits Levin Kokiri and gets a lesson with weavers Ina Jensen and Paki Brown, and Justine takes in Te Ra o Kupe festival at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori.
Kei a ratou e hanga te whare, kei te whare e hanga nga tangata
They who build the house, are built by the house
This weeks whakatāuki was explained by Bruce Stewart (nō Te Arawa)
It’s been 10 years since He Tangata whai rawa o Weneti the Māori version of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice hit our screens. This year, it’s the turn of Troillus and Cressida /Toroihi raua Ko Kahira. Directed by Rachel House, Toroihi raua Ko Kahira will play at Shakespeares Globe as part of the London Festival 2012 alongside 37 other language versions of Shakepeare. Justine Murray talks production logistics with producer Grace Hoet (right), and meets a couple of the cast members Whatanui Flavell and Roimata Fox.
Cast members of Troillus and Cressida during rehearsal.
Lawyer Donna Hall explains the motivation behind the Waitangi Tribunal claim lodged earlier this year testing ownership of water and geothermal resources.
Maraea Rakuraku observes weavers Ina Jensen and Paki Brown at a weaving course based at the Levin Kokiri Centre.
Smoked mullet, paraoa parai - fried bread and kapahaka are all part and parcel of the annual Te Ra o Kupe festival at Te Kura kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna, Seatoun Wellington. Justine checks it out.
Left: Whitebait fritter cooking demo at Te Ra o Kupe festival. Right: Jason Ake mans the fried bread stall.
Waiata featured: Musical Pillow Musical Bed performed by Maisey Rika from the album Tohu (2009), Haka Whakaeke performed by the Cast of Toroihi raua ko Kahira recorded at Te Papa on 12 March 2012.