9 Dec 2012

Te Ahi Kaa for 9 December 2012

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:07 pm on 9 December 2012

Becoming an All Black or a singer were the two career choices for John Rowles, who grew up in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. While his dad, a former Maori All black advocated rugby Rowles had other ideas. Ones that involved singing and swinging those hips. All of which is detailed in his biography If I only had time written by Angus Gillies. Justine Murray is entertained by the "Kawerau kid". Maraea Rakuraku is with legendary Whanganui composer Morvin Simon who explains the history of Kaiwhaiki Marae, Whanganui following the centenary of it's wharepuni Te Kiritahi.