Te Ahi Kaa
Sunday, 17 June 2012
"Matariki Ahunga nui"
Matariki provider of plentiful food
This week’s whakatāuki is explained by Rosemary Rangitauira nō Ngāti Manawa
The past month has been frantic for Whangarei-based artist Andrea Hopkins pulling together an exhibition featuring a who’s who of wahine Māori artists in Aotearoa. She talks with Maraea Rakuraku about the concept behind He iti, He pounamu.
The hype of the Transit of Venus has wound down, but the events surrounding it continue. The exhibition Te Ara Kōpū: The Transit of Venus offers a history of the event from the arrival of Captain Cook in 1769, to the impact upon Te Aitanga a Hauiti at Uawa, Tolaga Bay. On the day of the Transit, Our Changing World producer, Veronika Meduna spoke with local Victor Walker who outlined the five sections of the exhibition.
Dame June Mariu has worked in many facets of the Māori community including education, sport and the welfare of Māori. From 1987 – 1990 she was the president of the Māori Women’s Welfare League. In an archival recording from 1988, veteran broadcaster Henare Te Ua presents Dame June and highlights of the leagues’ 36th annual conference, Nelson.
There’s a real community vibe at the Matariki celebrations at Waiwhetu Marae, Lower Hutt. Justine Murray checks out the action.
Matariki celebrations at Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.
Audio from Sunday 17 June 2012
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Te Ahi Kaa for Sunday 17 June 2012 ( 45′ 48″ )
17:06 The Transit of Venus has come and gone but there're a few things post-transit that you can see at the exhibition Te Ara Kopu: Transit of Venus on at Tairawhiti Museum,Victor Walker explains the five components of the exhibition with Our changing World producer Veronika Meduna. Matariki celebrations are taking shape in different forms, Maraea Rakuraku talks to artist Andrea Hopkins about her upcoming art exhibition He Iti He Pounamu staged at Quarry Centre, Whangarei and Justine Murray takes in the action at a Matariki community festival, Wellington. In an archival recording from 1988, Veteran Broadcaster Henare Te Ua presents highlights of the 36th annual conference of the Maori women's welfare league in Nelson.