8 Feb 2015

Experiencing Te Ra o te Raukura

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:37 pm on 8 February 2015

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Kurt Komene, and members of Te Kāhui Herekawe Rongo, Francis and Rosina.

Kurt Komene is the tutor of the kaumatua kapahaka group Te Roopu Taikura o Te Kahui Herekawe, this year the group performed on stage at Te Ra o te Raukura.

Kurt talks about the iwi connections and why the festival is another way to strengthen those ties.

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Frank Topia, Raranga tutor at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Ki Porirua and Hiri Crawford.

Frank Crawford and Frank Topia are both skilled weavers who set up a stall to sell their wares, from clutch purses to bangles, hats and backpacks, they both talk about their kaupapa with Justine Murray.