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29 August 2010

"Mātua whakapai i tou marae, ka whakapai ai te marae o te tangata."
Clean up your own marae before trying to do it for someone else.
This week's whakatāuki is provided by Glenis Phillip Barbara nō Ngati Porou.

Every year an average of 620 New Zealand women die from breast cancer. Breast Screen Aotearoa is a nationwide programme aiming to reduce this toll by getting more women to have mammograms. This month a new breast screening unit was opened at Kenepuru Community Hospital in Porirua. Justine Murray goes to meet Dr Madeleine Wall, nō Te Rarawa, health promoter Robyn Fox, nō Ngati Mutunga, and mammographer Yvonne Clarke about the campaign.

Mammographer Yvonne Clarke demonstrates how the x-ray machine works.
Mammographer Yvonne Clarke demonstrates how the x-ray machine works.

At the Māori music kaupapa event Pao Pao Pao Justine Murray catches up with former Iwi member Keelan Ransfield who talks about bringing back positive kaupapa Māori songs to encourage Rangatahi. The group Iwi demonstrated this with anthems like He Karanga and E nga Rangatahi in their their self-titled 1999 album.

In our review segment Te Wetewete Maraea Rakuraku talks with Rueben Friend, nō Ngati Maniapoto, about the book Māori Art and Design, Weaving, Painting, Carving and Architecture by Julie Paama Pengelly.

The annual Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi Awards are on again this weekend celebrating and acknowledging Māori who have made a contribution to the arts and awarding two scholarships. We'll announce the full list of the recipients in this week's show.

Waiata featured:

E kui kumara as performed by Whirimako Black from the album Shrouded in the Mist / Hinepukohurangi (1999); He Karanga as performed by Iwi from the album Iwi (1999); Sin City as performed by Maitreya (2010)