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“Ki te tihi o Ruahine”
To the peak of Ruahine
This weeks whakatāuki was explained by Brian Paewai nō Rangitane, Ngāti Mutu ahi
Natalie Friend walks Maraea Rakuraku through Common Thread (01 March – 13, May 2012), an art exhibition built around woollen blankets that comments on New Zealand’s colonial history and relationship with the medium.
As Justin Hansen (right) is negotiating his way through his whakapapa Māori, his on-stage persona Gish is outing it publicly in a comedy routine Gish-takes, that is largely made up of parodying popular songs. Justine Murray catches up with him on the Wellington leg of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
It took 25 years for an idea by Chris Szekely to be realised into Rahui, a Children’s Picture book and its garnering attention, including a 2012 New Zealand Post Best Picture Book Award.
Takutaku and Te More from the album Te More: A work in Ten parts of Vocals and Tāonga Puoro (2012)
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It can be rugged being a comedian. What if you're Maori, not completely sure about your whakapapa and part of your comedy routine kind of takes the mickey out of that. Justin Hansen aka Gish who is part of the 2012 line-up at the New Zealand Comedy Festival is with Justine Murray talking identity and the inspiration behind parodying popular songs in his routine Gish-takes. It may have had a 25 year gestation period but now that's it's here Chris Szekely is enjoying the ride. He talks with Maraea Rakuraku about Rahui ,the Childrens Picture Book illustrated by Malcolm Ross that's garnering some attention. What binds an exhibition together featuring woollen blankets are both physical, metaphorical and spiritual threads as Maraea Rakuraku discovers when she walks through the aptly named, Common Thread (01 March - 13 May 2012)with Curator Natalie Friend. Music featured is from the Richards Nunns, Whirimako Black collaboration; Te More ; A Work in Ten Parts for Vocals and Taonga Puoro. (54′45″)
Produced and presented by Justine Murray
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