What's in a name? The Taringa trio look at the thoughts and considerations that are or should be taken when naming such things as whare (marae and contemporary buildings), taonga (heirlooms, objects) and kaupapa (initiatives, companies). Keep an ear out also for our kīwaha that denotes a period since something has happened.
Our third scary story is inspired by real events from Paraone's childhood. Parental guidance recommended.
For Anzac this year, we read some old letters from our Māori soldiers, and reflect on the hardship and sacrifices they endured. We also spotlight some of the specifics of the language and grammar used at the time.
To see more examples of letters like this, visit https://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/ and https://www.maorihomefront.nz .
Also - here is a video of the 28th Māori battalion performing Hitara Waha Huka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfsyXFXoWZI&ab_channel=NewZealandsSecretHiddenHistory
In this "Patapātai" episode, our hosts answer questions around the differences between Whakatau and Pōwhiri, the reason for singing after speeches, and various wairua departure places, other than Te Reinga.
Te Puaheiri and Erica discuss the meaning, use and origin of Te Reo o te kohukohu, or "cuss words", with a few examples thrown in along the way.