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The philosophy of Te Ahi Kaa is to reflect the diversity of Māori in the past, present and future. While bilingual in delivery, the programme incorporates Māori practices and values in its content, format and presentation.


Te Tai Hauāuru: the Te Wero debate

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Hauāuru debate water rights, seabed mining, homelessness, economic policies, welfare and Treaty settlements.

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Te Tai Tokerau: the Te Wero debate

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:06:00 +1200

In this Te Wero debate, candidates for the Māori seat of Te Tai Tokerau discuss housing, Treaty Settlements and suicide in the lead-up to September's general election.

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Te Reo Māori: the Te Wero debate

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +1200

Four Māori candidates from different political parties discuss the health of te reo Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand and set out what their parties will do for the language's well-being. 

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Howie Morrison Jnr on music, whanau and kapahaka

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Howie Morrison Jr has a famous whanau saying – 'Have piupiu, will travel'. For 40 years, kapahaka took around the world and this year he released his first solo album. Te Ahi Kaa visits Howie at his Rotorua home.

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Tangiwai Ria – a life in kapahaka

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Tangiwai Ria and her husband George have won three national titles with their kapahaka group Waihirere. Tangiwai – a finalist at this years Matariki Awards – shares her story with Te Ahi Kaa.

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He Mātanga Toi - Dr Cliff Whiting

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Tributes flowed this week for renowned artist and Master carver Dr Cliff Whiting who contributed to all facets of traditional and contemporary Māori Art. From marae restoration to design projects, Dr Whiting championed Māori art in schools and became the inaugural Kaihautu of the National Museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. This week Te Ahi Kaa pays tribute to his genius with archival recordings of Dr Cliff Whiting who discussed art and religion at the Tāonga Māori conference in 1990.

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Creators of Māori language-speaking dolls up for innovation award

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Te Ahi Kaa meets the entrepreneurial couple behind the super-successful Pipi Mā dolls. Kristin Ross and Hohepa Tuahine are currently working on a 'mihi' Pipi Mā doll and a cartoon series for Māori Television.

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Paraone Gloyne – 'activator' of Te Reo Māori

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Māori language advocate Paraone Gloyne started the Mahuru Māori movement in which participants speak only in te reo during September (Mahuru). Te Ahi Kaa meets him in Te Awamutu.

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Matariki – a community celebration

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Te Ahi Kaa goes behind the scenes with kapa haka performers at Te Papa and tours an art exhibition in Porirua. You can also hear part two of astronomer Dr Rangi Matamua's presentation on the meaning of Matariki.

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