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 Tonga Awhikau, a prominent kaumātua of Ngārongo Pā, Ketemarae as told by his elders when Hēnare was young.
A strong advocate of Te Ataarangi movement, Marina 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.
Mahau Waru talks to Te Poihi about his upbringing on the banks of the Waiongana River, with his aunties and many cousins. He shares his experiences living and working, before returning to Taranaki where he became an influential kaumātua in the health sector. Mahau Waru.
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.
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 a adult teacher, composer of waiata and poems and shares her love for weaving. (PREMIERE)