24 Mar 2013

Te Ahi Kaa for 24 March 2013

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:06 pm on 24 March 2013

With a population of over 1.5 million people, Auckland is home to many urban Maori. As the city continues to grow and expansion is inevitable for the foreseeable future, Maraea Rakuraku talks with Grant Walker about its chequered past and the land injustices felt by Ngati Whatua ki Orakei. Performing comes naturally for 27 year old Tiare Teinakore, hardly surprising considering her sisters Te Waipounamu and Te Manawaroa were popularly known as singing duo T-Sistaz, Tiare held her own on stage literally at this year's Te Matatini festival, and was awarded Te Manukura Wahine (Best Female leader) with her Waikato based Kapahaka group, Te Iti Kahurangi.