Delving deep back into the archives, Paraone and Snowy listen to some excerpts from the 1988 Aotearoa Traditional Māori Performing Arts Festival (now called Matatini) which was held in Whāngarei. We also have a special impromptu phone call with a prolific Māori composer to offer their insights to this event, who could it be?! Whakarongo mai to find out, e te iwi.
ko te whakahokinga mai o ngā kōiwi tupuna ehara i te hanga. The repatriation of ancestors' bones is by no means an insignificant feat. We talk with Paraone about his experience travelling to Vienna to bring back our tūpuna. We discuss the preparation and the tikanga that was involved in carrying out such a task. Kia āta whakarongo e hoa mā ehara tēnei kaupapa i te hanga.
Ko ngā kaupapa i puta mai i te Petihana Te Reo Māori i ngā tau rima tekau tau ki mua pēhea te tini! Ka whakarongo tātou ki ētahi o ngā kōrero i hopukina ai i taua rā i te 14 o Hepetema o te tau 1972. Ka kōrero a Erica rāo ko Te Puaheiri mō te hunga nāna anō te kaupapa, te hunga i tae atu ki Paremata, ngā hua i puta me ngā kaupapa e tohea tonutia o moroki nei.
While Paraone enjoys the sun in Fiji, Snowy and Erica recap a few previous "Iwi o te wiki" episodes - including Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Rangitāne and Kahungunu ki Wairarapa.
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Listening through the archives again, we feature and discuss 3 items from the 1986 Polynesian Festival (now called Matatini) held at the Q.E. II Park, Ōtautahi (Christchurch).
He aha te whakapapa? He aha rānei te whakapapa ki a koe? He aha tōna iho hei tō te mātauranga Māori? Ka wānangahia ēnei tūwhai pātai i tēnei puni o Tikanga 101. What is whakapapa? What is whakapapa to you and how can we find it? What is it's essence in accordance to Māori philosophy? These are the types of questions considered on this installment of Tikanga 101.
I te tau 1983 tū ai te Whetiwara Poronihia i Tomoana Showgrounds i Heretaunga kei raro i te manaakitanga o Ngāti Kahungunu. Ka āta matapakihia ētahi waiata haka anō hoki a ētahi kapa i tū ai i tēnei whakataetae. In 1983 the Polynesian Festival was held at Tomoana Showgrounds, Hastings under the care of Ngāti Kahungunu. A selection of items by some of the groups that competed in this competion are discussed .
Ka hono mai anō tō tātou ake kaiako a MC Grammar ki te whakataka i ētahi anō kura o ngā kupu pūmuri. Hei tēnei wiki ka matapakihia ngā kupu 'anō' me 'rānei' me ana āheinga katoa. Our very own tutor MC Grammar joins us again to drop some more gems on postposed particles. This week we discuss the words "anō" and 'rānei' and a few of their functions.
We have a look back at some snippets of our older Iwi episodes to stir the barrel of mātauranga and prompt your curiosity. We look at eps 137, 178 & 192. If you haven't listened to these eps already - then go back and do so, there is gold in them hills!
Mokomōkai: He aha te mokomōkai he aha i panoni ai tēnei ingoa mō te upoko kua kōhuatia ki te ingoa o Toi Moko? What is mokomōkai? Why was this name for a preserved head changed to Toi Moko? Tamahou Temara joins the Taringa crew to explain this whakaaro and to elaborate on his commitment to the repatriation of the remains of our tūpuna from the far reaches of the globe.
We have another delve back into the archives to bring you some of the items performed at what is now called Matatini, in 1981.
Details of the Ngā Taonga excerpts featured are:
Excerpt 1 (10:11): Kaikōrero: Irirangi Tiakiawa. Haka: Te Arawa E - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=231727
Excerpt 2 (18:15): Mangatū from Te Tairāwhiti - WHAKAEKE : Taku patu taku patu - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=226892
Excerpt 3 (30:23): TANIWHARAU from Waikato - POI : Nga ra o Hune (comp. Princess Te Puea. The poi runs into the Whakawatea.) - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=226910
Excerpt 4 (50:49): Ngāti Rangiwewehi - CHORAL : Te Rina. (lyrics by Tommy Taurima of Ngāti Kahungunu. The duet is sung by Gus and Leah Ratana.) - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=226898
In our last episode for what has been rather strange and challenging year, we talk about the shifting Tikanga around Christmas, and have a look back at some of our favourite moments from the year.
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and the entire Taringa crew would like to thank everyone for their support, and wish everyone a very safe and happy festive season.
Diving back into the precious ‘Ngā Taonga’ archives, this time we are at the NZ Polynesian Festival in Lower Hutt in February, 1979.
Listen along as we kōrero in depth about a few of the items that were performed at the event.