Topic: Entertainment

Te Kāea gains access to 'An Evening with Oprah'

By Rewi Heke

Tonight talk show queen Oprah Winfrey fronted her show ‘An evening with Oprah’ at Vector Arena and Te Kāea gained exclusive access to film part of the event.

Along with greeting the packed stadium with "Kia ora", Winfrey who is widely regarded as one of the most influential women in the world, spoke about the traditional pōwhiri she attended yesterday, hosted by the people of Ngāti Whātua at Ōrakei Marae. 

Winfrey apparently made a specific request to meet with Māori and to formally acknowledge indigenous culture before undertaking any formal engagement in New Zealand.

Winfrey described the experience as "Beautiful" and spoke of what she learned participating in the event.

Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which is the highest rated programme of its kind in history and was syndicated worldwide from 1986 to 2011.

Te Kāea will have more on the event tomorrow at 5:30pm.