An episodic guide to Huia Rau.
‘HUIA RAU’ is presented by Te Poihi Campbell, born in Te Hāwera, raised in Ōhangai / Meremere. Attending frequent whānau, marae and iwi gatherings as a young person enabled Te Poihi to establish a close relationship with the elder Māori Taranaki community and their families.
Episode 1: Sunday, 29 May, 6.00pm
Whero o te Rangi Bailey - Nō Taranaki, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga ia.
Te Poihi visits Whero o te Rangi Bailey at her home in Otaraua, on the outskirts of Waitara. She talks about her experiences growing up as a child at Parihaka and shares her experience as an adult teacher, composer of waiata and poems and shares her love for weaving.
Episode 2: Sunday, 05 June, 6.00pm
Mahara Okeroa - Nō Taranaki nui tonu ia.
From humble beginnings to a staunch Labour politician Mahara Okeroa talks with Te Poihi about the influence his people had on him to pursue a career in politics. He also shares his thoughts about the significance of retaining his Taranaki history, Taranaki reo, and Taranaki waiata.
Episode 3: Sunday, 12 June, 6.00pm
Mahau Waru - Nō Te Atiawa me Taranaki ia
Mahau Waru talks to Te Poihi about his upbringing on the banks of the Waiongana River, south of Waitara, with his aunties and many cousins. He also shares his experiences living and working in the far north before returning to Taranaki where he became a prominent influential kaumātua in the health sector.
Episode 4: Sunday, 19 June, 6.00pm
Mere (Mary) Berry - Nō Ngārūahine ia.
Te Poihi sits with Mere Berry in her home in Te Hāwera. Mere shares with Te Poihi her whakapapa links to Ngārūahine. She talks about her obligation to her religion and her commitment to speaking Ngārūahine reo.
Episode 5: Sunday, 26 June, 6.00pm
Rangikōtuku Rukuwai - Nō Taranaki me Te Atiawa ia.
Rangikōtuku talks about his close genealogical connection with Parihaka. He also shares his working life experience in the milk industry, becoming a publican in Waverley, South Taranaki before returning to Taranaki retiring in New Plymouth.
Episode 6: Sunday, 03 July, 6.00pm
Pukepuke Tangiora Avery - Nō Ngāti Ruanui ia.
Te Poihi journeys to Te Hāwera to speak with Pukupuke Tangiora Avery. Tangiora illustrates her knowledge of whakapapa and shares her community working experience in Taumarunui and Taranaki.
Episode 7: Sunday, 10 July, 6.00pm
Marina Hineara Parata - Nō Ngāti Ruanui me Ngāruahine ia.
A strong advocate of Te Ataarangi movement, Hineara Parata sits with Te Poihi shares with him her childhood memories of Ngārongo Pā, Ketemarae near Matariki (Normanby), South Taranaki. She also expresses her passion to teach te reo Māori using the Te Ataarangi methodology.
Episode 8: Sunday, 17 July, 6.00pm
Hēnare Ngāia - Nō Ngāti Ruanui ia.
Story teller and longtime educator Hēnare Ngāia, shares with Te Poihi his whakapapa links to Ngā Puhi and his childhood upbringing between Te Taitokerau and Taranaki. He talks about TongaAwhikau, a prominent kaumātua of Ngārongo Pā, Ketemarae as told by his elders when Hēnare was young.
Episode 9: Sunday, 24 July, 6.00pm
Hēnare Ngāia - Nō Ngāti Ruanui ia.
Te Poihi sits with Hēnare Ngāia as he shares his teaching experience at Hato Paora for many years. He also talks about his married and family life and his love for waiata aroha.
Episode 10: Sunday, 31 July, 6.00pm
Tiki tu te Rangi Raumati - Nō Ngāti Mutunga, Te Atiawa, Kahungunu ia.
Anglican Māori priest Tiki Raumati talks with Te Poihi about his whakapapa links to Ngāti Mutunga of Taranaki and Wharekauri. He shares his experience about being an Anglican priest on the East Coast and his enthusiasm to educate the young people with his life experiences and knowledge.
Episode 11: Sunday, 07 August, 6.00pm
Hinewaitō Bigham - Nō Ngāruahine ia.
On the outskirts of Manaia, Te Poihi journeys to the home of Hinewaito Bigham. She talks about her childhood upbringing at Waiokura Marae, Manaia. She explains the significance of the rivers and the family gardens that surrounded her papakāinga.
Episode 12: Sunday, 14 August, 6.00pm
Tūrangapito (Sandy) Parata - Nō Ngāti Ruanui ia.
Tūrangapito talks to Te Poihi about his sporting prowess growing up in Te Hāwera. He talks with pride about his tamariki and mokopuna who have earned national and international recognition in the sporting arena. He also shares his life time experience being a strong advocate of the people of Ngāti Ruanui.
Episode 13: Sunday, 21 August, 6.00pm
Ihaka Robinson - Nō Taranaki me Te Arawa ia.
A fisherman at heart, Ihaka Robinson talks to Te Poihi about his fond memories growing up in Te Arawa and his connections to Taranaki. A strong advocate of his Ngārūahine people, Ihaka talks about his mahi at the many marae and his love for rugby.