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04 Hōngongoi 2010

"E tipu e rea, mo nga ra o tou ao,
To ringa ki nga rakau a te Pakeha
Hei ara mo to tinana.
To ngakau ki nga tāonga a o tipuna Māori
Hei tikitiki mo to mahuna."

Grow up o tender youth, in the time of your generation,

Your hand reaching for the Pakeha tools
For your physical well being.
Your heart dedicated to the treasures of your ancestors
As a plume upon your head.

Adjusting core beliefs that normalised violence was one of the challenging issues for Vic Tamati, nō Samoa, when he decided to become violence free. Family support and help was another challenge, as well as looking for male oriented support services. Tamati talks with Maraea Rakuraku about his journey and the responsibility of living violence free.

27 June is memorialised in Taranaki as the day that celebrates Maui Pomare (1876 - 1930). Justine Murray spends time with Ruakere Hond - Ngāti Ruanui, Te Ati Awa - who describes the influence the medical doctor and politician had in shaping Te Ao Māori and New Zealand.

There's no doubting Ngai te rangi, Ngāti Ranginui Ria Hall's vocal ability but in an industry awash with female singers what gives her the commercial edge? Her grounding in kapahaka of course! Justine Murray finds out more.

Waiata featured:

Redemption Song as performed by Bob Marley from the Album Uprising (1980), Time is not much as performed by Ladi 6 from the album Time is not much (2008), The Science; I am; as performed by Ria Hall at the Seven Sisters concert at Te Papa museum (100610), Maranga Ake Aias performed by Kali Kopae, Ramon Te Wake, Ria Hall, Riria Hotere, Bella Kalolo, Lisa Tomlins and Puawai Cairns at The Seven Sisters concert at Te Papa museum (100610), Wai Apakura as performed by Ruia Aperahama from the album Songs of Bob Marley 2 (2002)