In this "Patapātai" episode, our hosts answer questions around Matariki hautapu, learning te reo, and appropriate use of tauparapara.
We feature the famous waiata aroha - Ka Eke ki Wairaka, a song composed by Rihi Puhiwahine for her lover, Te Mahuta Te Toko. Paraone and Snow discuss the history behind the composition, and explain the significance of the meaning behind it, and also shed light on the waiata that was composed in response.
For more information on this kaupapa, check out http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/journals/teaohou/issue/Mao50TeA/c16.html
Taringa - Ep 169 - Special Feature - Live From Kaitaia - Enhancing lives with te reo me tikanga Māori
Streamed and recorded live from Te Tai Tokerau at the Kaitāia campus of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, hosts Paraone Gloyne and Te Puaheiri Snowden are joined by Eli Smith and his son Tuhoronuku. Together with a live audience, they discuss Reo and Tikanga in the home and how it enhances our lives.
Part 2 of our focus on metaphorical language in the theme of heavenly bodies looks at more examples of Reo embellishments around the kaupapa of the sky, stars, moon and planets.