Waitangi Day

Friday 6 February 2009, with Bryan Crump

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Lois Williams

08:10 Lois Williams gives her introductory report from the Treaty Grounds.

Professor Elizabeth Gordon - speaking Kiwi

08:15 Retired Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury discusses the origins of the New Zealand accent.

Waitangi Day Overseas - Sinai

08:40 Lt Col Patrick Butterworth of the NZDF based in Sinai, Egypt speaks about their plans for Waitangi Day.

Waitangi Day overseas - London

08:50 Anna Groot of KEA and Tama Kirikiri, Chairperson of Ngati Ranana speak about their celebrations in Shoreditch, East London.

Live at Waitangi - Eru Rerekura

09:10 Eru Rerekura discusses events at Waitangi 2009 from a Maori perspective.

Professor Bradford W Morse - Canada and indigenous relations

09:20 Professor Morse of the University of Ottawa speaks about Canada and the government's relationship with indigenous people.

Live at Waitangi - Brent Edwards

10:10 Brent Edwards discusses Waitangi Day from a political perspective.

Waitangi Day - National Day?

10:20 Doctor Aroha Harris of Auckland University discusses the meaning of Waitangi Day as a national day.

Emeralds and Greenstone - Waitangi Day session

10:35 Christchurch Maori and folk fusion group Emeralds and Greenstone pop into the studio for a special Waitangi Day music session.

Waitangi Panel

11:10 A panel of three different visitors at Waitangi 2009 speak about their feelings on the day.

A Bolivian in Hamilton

11:15 Simon Acarapi is a Bolivian living in Hamilton who discusses the Latin American community there and plans for Waitangi Day.

Al Pitcher - Kiwi comic overseas

11:20 Al Pitcher is a stand-up comic who lives in Sweden and speaks about Waitangi Day and his UK tour.

Hinemoana Baker - poetry on Waitangi Day

11:30 Poet and singer Hinemoana Baker speaks about her views on Waitangi Day and reads some of her latest poetry.

Waitangi Day overseas - New York

11:50 Geoff Andrew speaks about how kiwis in the Big Apple will spend Waitangi Day.

Pacifica Festival 2009

11:55 Sean McKenna visits the Pacifica 09 Festival which celebrates Pacific Island communities in New Zealand.

After the news at 8, we speak to reporter Lois Williams live from Waitangi. Retired Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury Elizabeth Gordon discusses the origins of the distinctive New Zealand accent. We catch up with Kiwis overseas - Lt Col Patrick Butterworth is in Sinai as part of the NZDF and fills us in on Waitangi Day, Egyptian style. Plus archive footage, waiata and Kiwiana.

After 9, we go live to London and speak to ex-pats Anna Groot of KEA and Tama Kirikiri, Chairperson of Ngati Ranana at their Waitangi Day celebrations in Shoreditch, East London. Eru Rerekura updates us live from Waitangi and gives a Maori perspective to today's events. Then Professor Bradford W Morse of the University of Ottawa speaks about Canada and their government's relationship with indigenous peoples compared to New Zealand.

At 10, Radio New Zealand National political editor Brent Edwards discusses the political ramifications live from Waitangi. Dr Aroha Harris of the University of Auckland explores Waitangi Day and its status as a national day. And Christchurch group Emeralds and Greenstone call into the studio to play a beautiful mix of Maori and folk sounds.

From 11, a panel of visitors to the Waitangi site give their impressions and thoughts on the day. We also check in with the Latin American community in Hamilton who are celebrating with empanadas by the lake. Kiwi comic Al Pitcher tells us about his new UK tour and about doing stand-up in Sweden. Finally, Hinemoana Baker joins us for poetry and conversation including the differences between the English and Maori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi. Plus some Fred Dagg, underarm bowling and a tune or two by the Patea Maori Club.