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18 Pāenga Whāwhā (April) 2010

"Te whakapai ake i te oranga hapori mā te whakaiti ake i te pupūtanga me te pānga o te matepukupuku. "
To improve community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer.
This week's whakatāuki was voiced by Ana Tapiata nō Te Arawa , Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Pōrou

On the 13th March, the Te Rauparaha arena in Porirua came alive for 17 hours to the sounds of zumba, live bands and rallying calls of "kia kaha" as the community rallied together for the first Māori and Pacific Relay for life. Justine Murray was there mixing with the locals and kicking up her heels.

Moira Wairama sees the influence of the iconic New Zealand school journals on the 2008 memoir of Gavin Bishop, Piano Rock, a 1950s Childhood, as she explains to Maraea Rakuraku in the review segment Te Wetewete.

While recycling rubbish is commonplace now, what about pa located in the wopwops? After years of driving past Tūkorehe Marae between Otaki and Levin and seeing a sign advertising marae recycling, Maraea Rakuraku stopped and asked Katerina Williams why the marae was effectively taking responsibility for utilitarian services.

Waiata featured: Shake, Rattle and Roll as performed by Elvis Presley from the album Jailhouse Rock(1975)