Kurt Komene, and members of Te Kāhui Herekawe Rongo, Francis and Rosina.
Kurt Komene is the tutor of the kaumatua kapahaka group Te Roopu Taikura o Te Kahui Herekawe, this year the group performed on stage at Te Ra o te Raukura.
Kurt talks about the iwi connections and why the festival is another way to strengthen those ties.
Frank Topia, Raranga tutor at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Ki Porirua and Hiri Crawford.
Frank Crawford and Frank Topia are both skilled weavers who set up a stall to sell their wares, from clutch purses to bangles, hats and backpacks, they both talk about their kaupapa with Justine Murray.