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Ratana Paa

Māori Television reports on the annual Ratana Paa celebrations during the week surrounding January 25, in honour of the Church's founder Tahupōtiki Wiremu Ratana.  It is also a time which sees Members of Parliament converge on to the Paa to discuss politics with iwi.

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The voice of the Ratana celebrations

By Tema Hemi

Communication is the key to a successful celebration at Ratana Pā and it is the responsibility of the public announcement office to inform the hui and keep things in order.  The P.A Office now has its first female voice.