October 28, 2022
In honour of our national day of commemoration of the NZ Land Wars, this installment of Once Upon a Taima is a brief version of the battle of Ō-Rākau in 1864. This version is based on the account of Hitiri Te Paerata, a Chief of Ngāti Raukawa & Ngāti te Kohera, who fought in the battle himself - losing many of his whānau, including his Father and Brother.
To read more about Hitiri, go here: http://www.enzb.auckland.ac.nz/document/?wid=2006
September 6, 2022
E kau ki te tai e kau ki te tai e. E kau rā te tai whanake kōrero o Wana Pana Taima e huamo nei i tēnei wiki tuarua o Mahuru Māori. Ka hoea e te tokotoru o Taringa te hone o ngā kōrero mō Ngātokimatawhaorua, tōna kaihanga, tana kaiurungi hoki. Ka kōrerotia hoki te kīwaha e mau nā i a koe. Nō reira whakarongo mai.
June 3, 2022
It's been a long time since Koro and Moko had a kōrero paki, and this one ventures back to the time of Tāwhaki - with the story about his whānau executing revenge on the evil Ponaturi who had wronged them.
April 8, 2022
Our old mate, Māui, is back at it in this old tale about greed, self control, and the relationship between brother in laws! Whakarongo mai!
November 27, 2021
Featuring the traditional story which was turned into an award winning childrens book, we are fortunate to have author Ben Ngaia join us to speak about the significance of this story and his work writing the book. Check out our facebook page for a Ngake me Whātaitai book give away, or purchase it from here: https://huia.co.nz/huia-bookshop/bookshop/ngake-me-whataitai/
July 19, 2021
Ko hea tēnei wāhi? In this Kupu,Kupu,Kupu episode we discuss place names and the language associated with them.
July 2, 2021
Mānawatia a Matariki. This week's Once Upon a Taima retells the story about the battle between Tūmatauenga and Tāwhirimātea which eventuates into the creation of Matariki.
February 26, 2021
We're back with another ghost story e hoa mā, our second Paki Kēhua is sure to send a chill down your spine, and leave you wondering about those things you sometimes hear in the night.
October 24, 2020
Featuring the first of our new Ghost Story series, this episode is sure to send a chill up your spine. Parental guidance and/or discretion is advised for young children.
August 7, 2020
Inspired while picking pūhā with his Moko - Koro is tells the 3rd kōrero of Tāwhaki, where his Taokete try to execute a devious and brutal plan against him. Te Waiata o te wiki is 'He Raruraru', by Pānia Papa, sourced from the Wairere CD's produced by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
May 22, 2020
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.
February 28, 2020
Popcorn time again everyone! We bring you the Story of the humble lonely Mountain that watches over Tauranga.
November 29, 2019
This story is about the origins of Pounamu (or Greenstone) - a beautiful and precious stone found in certain parts of the South Island, New Zealand. Pounamu is a Taonga that plays an important part in Māori history and Tikanga, and in this episode - we both tell the story and talk about how, and why.