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 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.
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 .
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
Whatahoro Fox joins us to speak about his Iwi from South Waiarapa.
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.
A muri ake i tētahi paku whakatā, ka hoki mai anō te wāhanga o Ngā Taonga. Ka hoki ki mua ki 1972 ki te Whetiwara Poronīhia tuatahi ki te whakarongo ki te āhua o te kapahaka o te wā me te kite i ngā kākano i whakatōngia i aua tau kua hua mai ai i ēnei tau. After a short hiatus, Ngā Taonga returns to our regularly scheduled programming. We go back in time to 1972 to the first Polynesian Festival to listen to the style of kapahaka of the time and to witness the seeds planted then that have since borne fruit in today.
Karanga te hau muri, karanga te hau runga, karanga te hau uru, karanga te hau whiti karanga ngā taonga o tua whakarere. The Ngā Taonga series continues as the Taringa trio look at some excerpts of karanga. We also contest the thought of how and when the karanga was to be used. Whakarongo mai.
Back into the archives we go - listening to some examples of Pōkeka and Kaioraora - chants and songs of derision, hatred, cursing and conflict.
The Taringa team travel to Motatau to visit a Rangatira Rongoa - Tohe Ashby. We discuss the use of natural resources to heal our bodies, minds and spirits - including those of the great Northern Kauri trees.
Watch the full video ep here: https://fb.watch/2Ad9Ymlrzh/
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
A kaimahi of Ngā Taonga sound and vision talks with us about the importance of archiving, the inner workings of looking after the content, and also shares a few of her own favourites with us too.
Original archive sources:
1) Excerpts from a speech by Te Ouenuku Rene to members of Parliament at the presentation of the Māori language petition.
2) Katerina Mataira speaking about kōhanga reo.
3) Paraone at Ngā Manukōrero 1997.
4) (Waiata o te wiki) Ngā tamariki wāhine o te kura o Te Waipounamu.
Come with us as we dig deep in the archives of Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision to listen to some sound clips of te tānga o te kawa o te whare (tapu removing ceremony of a whare). Our hosts look at some of the intricacies of this ritual and shed light on some of it's aspects and practices.
Back in the studio, we bring you the engaging story of Putauaki and Tarawera - a fable of a meandering course of love, and the breaking points of two Maunga.
In this episode we listen to some historical Whaikōrero from the archives, and discuss their meaning, style, and impact.
Links to the full length archival material;