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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.


Songs from Dr Hirini Melbourne-Toiapiapi 25 year anniversary

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

In light of the release of the second edition of Dr Hirini Melbournes songbook Toiapiapi, Te Ahi Kaa talks to his family about his legacy.

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Jock McEwen – pākeha kaumatua

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

"There’s got to be something special about that person that they can find that space amongst our people” - Te Ururoa Flavell on historian, linguist and master carver Jock McEwen, who died in 2010.

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Two young Māori artists to watch

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

Cori Marsters and Te Kanawa Ngarotata are the recipients of a Creative New Zealand scholarship to assist their work as emerging artists. Cori is studying for his Bachelor in Māori Arts and is researching the history and tikanga of Potae Taua (Traditional Headdress). Te Kanawa is graduate of Toihoukura and has begun an apprenticeship under the guidance of Rangi Kipa. They talk about their work, whanau and people who have been instrumental in their learning.

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Te Ahi Kaa for 16 October 2016

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

Two young emerging maori artists Cori Marsters and Te Kanawa Ngarotata were the recipients of Creative New Zealand scholarship. Cori graduated from Carving School in 2013 and is studying towards a Degree in Maori Arts and Te Kanawa is balancing whanau life and mentorship under the guidance of taa moko artists, carver and sculptor, Rangi Kipa.

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The distinguished men of Māori arts

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

Justine Murray meets Professor Piri Sciascia and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, who received Te Waka Toi Awards for their contribution to the arts this year.

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Two kuia with a passion for teaching te reo

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

For over four decades kuia Elizabeth Mana Hunkin (Ngati Kahungunu) and Hokimoana Te Rika-Hekerangi (Tuhoe) have been teaching te reo Māori with –  Te Ataarangi - a learner-friendly language method which uses Cuisenaire rods (rakau).

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Writer Patricia Grace honoured

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:06:00 +1300

Author Patricia Grace was honoured for her work at the recent Te Waka Toi Awards in Rotorua. Justine Murray sat down for a chat with Patricia in Rotorua, where she talked about her mission to complete her late husband's memoirs and complete a short story anthology.

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Pākehā passionate about te reo Māori

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:06:00 +1200

Melanie Nelson and Alex Hotere-Barnes have had different pathways in learning te reo Māori, for Melanie it began in high school at Motueka and for Alex it began when his father enrolled him and his twin brother into Kohanga Reo. As adults both have remained committed to their own personal development of language fluency and any kaupapa associated with te reo Māori. Melanie and Alex have met some challenges and discouragement along the way, they share their story with Jerome Cvitanovich.

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Actor's love affair with the language

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:04:00 +1200

Jerome Cvitanovich returns with this series about pakeha whose work is largely associated with the maori language, education and customs. This week he talks to veteran actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand who embarked on a journey of learning the language ten years ago.

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The Surrey-born school principal fluent in te reo

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 18:06:00 +1200

Jerome Cvitanovich resumes his series about pākeha who work with the Māori language, education and customs. Mark Bradley came to New Zealand to play rugby and became 'obsessed' with te reo Māori. Today he is the principal of a Wellington-based Māori language school, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna.

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