In this series of Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau – Aotearoa, Mere McLean, Stephanie Tibble & Maria Huata unravel wonderful characters, anecdotes and Māori practices.
Episode 1 - Kingi Kiriona
This week’s episode travels to Hamilton to meet with Educationalist and Waiata Composer, Kingi Kiriona, who describes his efforts in promoting Māori culture in a tertiary institution.
Episode 2 - Naida Glavish
This week’s episode travels to Auckland to meet with Naida Glavish, Maori Health advocate, who shares her passion for the wellbeing of her people.
Episode 3 - Taina Ngarimu
This week we journey to Whareponga to meet Educationalist and Haka exponent, Taina Ngarimu who shares his knowledge about the customs related to the sea and the strength of women on his marae.
Episode 4 - Benita Tahuri
This week’s episode travels to Kirikiriroa to meet Benita Tahuri, a Neuro Linguistic Programme Consultant who is passionate about Leadership Development, Indigenous Issues, Education, Music and Te Ao Maori. She will share her journey of self discovery and talk about the power of moko kauwae.
Episode 5 - Tom Poata
The strength Tom Poata brings to St Faith’s Church is his humour and the way he connects with whanau who’ve said after being at service at the marae they’d attend karakia regularly just to hear him and have a laugh.
Episode 6 - Erana Reedy
We travel to Ruatorea to meet with the manager of Radio Ngāti Porou, Erana Reedy, self confessed Iwi fundamentalist and pioneer in Māori media.
Episode 7 - Tamahou Temara
This week’s episode travels to Wainuiomata to meet Toi Maori, operations manager Tamahou Temara of Tuhoe decent who shares his passion for Maori art and traditional Maori food gathering.
Episode 8 - Kirimaaku Kihi
This week’s episode travels to Rāhui Pōkeka to meet Kirimaaku Kihi of Ngāti Naho, Ngāti Mahuta decent who shares her passion about The Kingitanga, growing the future leaders of Waikato and the importance of knowing your own potential.
This week’s episode travels to Ohope to meet Professor Taiarahia Black of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi who shares his interpretation of mātauranga Māori in modern Māori research.
Episode 10 - Marama Fox
This week’s episode travels to Wellington to meet experienced educational leader and deputy of the Maori Party, Marama Fox who shares her dreams and aspiration for the advancement of her Maori culture.