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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.


Māori astronomer Rangi Matamua on Matariki

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:06:00 +1200

The rising of the Matariki star constellation (aka Pleiades) announces Te Tau Hou, the Māori New Year. Dr Rangi Matamua, a leading expert in Māori astronomy, talks about its meaning.

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Romiromi: the art of holistic massage

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

Moana Skipworth-Lousi gathered her fellow Māori healing practitioners to a Hamilton marae recently to discuss the tikanga of romiromi. Te Ahi Kaa was there.

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Māori healers share their work

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Te Ahi Kaa visits a spiritual healing expo in Whakatane to learn about the healing power of mirimiri (massage), spiritual guidance and natural tonics.

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The Spring of Hangarua

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Te Ahi Kaa joins Te Rangikaheke Bidois on a visit to the Hamurana and Taniwha Springs to get an insight into the local stories and history.

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The healing waters of Awahou

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:05:00 +1200

The children knew about Pekehaua, the taniwha of the Awahou river, many years later they share their stories of growing up at the Pa, living off the land and river, and the genesis of Kapahaka.

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A people build a house, and a house builds a people

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Te Kura Whare - The Living Building symbolises the future of the Ngai Tuhoe people, Te Ahi Kaa visits the space with Maia Rurehe.

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Transforming Taneatua

Sun, 14 May 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Transforming spaces is a trend in the Bay of Plenty township of Taneatua. Local Māori business owners – including gallery owner Tame Iti and his son Toi, a barber – are optimistic about the future of their community.

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'It's something to revive, the tikanga of Pai Mārire'

Sun, 07 May 2017 18:06:00 +1200

Kōhanga Reo teacher Jesse Huriwai has a leadership role in Pai Mārire, the Māori Christian faith also known as Hauhau. He shares his story with Te Ahi Kaa.

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'It was instilled in us as we grew up, our Katorikatanga'

Mon, 01 May 2017 18:05:00 +1200

Te Ahi Kaa explores Māori Catholic faith in the small community of Te Puna and at Hui Aranga – a four-day Easter event which attracted thousands to Tauranga this year.

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