Sunday, 10 April 2011
10 Paenga Whāwha 2011
"He harore rangi tahi."
A mushroom lasts for only one day.
This week's whakatāuki is explained by Nick Roskruge nō Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Pōrou.
Doctoral student Zirsha Wharemate extracts nutrients from taewa (Māori potatoes) and then analyses the findings, assessing their nutritional value. Justine Murray travels to Palmerston North to learn more about this and while there meets the pre-eminent scholar on taewa and Chairperson of the National Māori Vegetable Growers' Collective, Dr Nick Roskruge.
Dr Nick Roskruge and Zirsha Wharemate with their publication and a Matariki calendar about taewa
Freeze dried and ground taewa used for Zirsha's research
Iwi and hapu are so concerned about the effects of methamphetamine within their communities they are engaging the services of reformed drug user turned counsellor, Denis O'Reilly. Maraea Rakuraku talks with O'Reilly after he speaks to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Iwi in Masterton.
Denis O'Reilly and Nelson Rangi
Broadcasters Bailey Mackie and Julian Wilcox may be familiar onscreen faces today to viewers of Māori TV, but back in 1993 they were schoolboys competing in the annual Māori Speech Competitions Nga Manu Kōrero. Nga Taonga Kōrero features their winning speeches from the English category of the competition - Korimako.
Waiata featured: Te Oranga performed by Little Bushman from the album Te Oranga (2010)