28 Aug 2011

Te Ahi Kaa mo 28 o Hereturikoka (August) 2011

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:05 pm on 28 August 2011

For Kawata Teepa its one of his proudest moments. Leading the team of Andrew Burdan and Elton Gregory that has in graphic novel form retold the last 36 hours of 28 Maori Battalion soldier, Te Moana nui a Kiwa Ngarimu (1918-1943), the first Maori awardee of the Victoria Cross. Tina Ratana Olsen talks about the outcome of the Kohanga Reo Trust urgent hearing held at the Waitangi Tribunal recently. Maria Kapa sings her version of Te Arawa waiata, Hinemoa - opera styles and Te Whanau a Apanui Iwi fear the exploratory oil drilling taking place off their coastline, at the moment may result in the environmental disaster that was the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Dayle Takitimu explains the Iwi position.