Issue 8 - Paenga Whāwhā - Haratua 2008

May 2008

In this edition of Kōkiri we feature Māori broadcasting including the launch of a new 100% te reo television channel, talk with Te Kāea presenter Oriini Kaipara, check out the winners of the Māori Media Awards 2008 and we attend the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference hosted by Māori Television. We also profile the people, businesses and events from the Waikato region and lots lots more.

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Ngā Rohe

Takitimu: Tourism Waimarama

Waimarama Māori landowners are participating in a research programme with Massey University to develop tools for Māori landowners to assist with their economic transformation.

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Tāmaki Makaurau: Supporting whānau

An innovative programme aimed at reducing rates of serious offending among Māori is having a positive impact on Māori communities within Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Te Arawa: Whakanuia

The Whakarewarewa Village in Rotorua is home to the people of Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao and regularly hosts tourists looking for an authentic Māori experience.

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Te Moana ā Toi: Te Whare Maire o Tūhoe

Te Puni Kōkiri recognises that the most significant contribution to Māori development in the future will come from improving the education and skills of Māori and their communities.

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Te Tai Tauāuru: Maara Kai

A healthy eating competition promoting good nutritional choices and dental hygiene was held for Whanganui kōhanga reo mokopuna at Pākaitore, Wanganui.

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Te Tairāwhiti: Unlocking iwi potential

Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou are working together to further realise the east coast tribe’s development aspirations.

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Te Taitokerau: Rangatahi Tū Ora

Te Puni Kōkiri and other lead agencies are supporting Rangatahi Tū Ora in Te Taitokerau.

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Te Waipounamu: Champion golfers

Ōtautahi sisters Nelly and Monica Tulisi have taken the women’s golf world by storm.

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Waikato: Strong Kapa Haka potential

The Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Festival 2008 was a huge success, attracting more than 5,500 participants from performers to artists, stall holders and supporters. Tainui waka teams competed to qualify for the 2009 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival to be held in Mt Maunganui.

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Te Whanganui ā Tara: Hui Aranga

Te Whanganui ā Tara hosted more than 1,100 Māori Catholics at the 62nd Hui Aranga celebrations.

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Main Feature

Profiling Oriini Kaipara

How long have you been involved in broadcasting and why? Full-time since 2002. I knew this industry would suit me because it’s versatile. I’m a person who can’t just do one thing at a time. I’m a presenter, but I’m also a reporter and producer for Te Kaea.

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100 Percent Reo Māori Channel on Air

New Zealand’s first-ever 100 percent Māori language television channel, Te Reo, broadcasts three hours a day during the prime time hours of 8pm to 11pm on Freeview channel 24 and SKY Digital channel 59.

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Indigenous TV Broadcasters form global network

A global network of indigenous television broadcasters is being established after the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference (WITBC) hosted by Māori Television at the end of March.

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Te Ao Māori

Sparking a career

Himona Tutahi-Campbell (Te Ātiawa), or DJ to his friends, filled his days hanging out in the Hutt Valley after leaving school in 2005.

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In Business

Business of Traditional Māori kai

Husband and wife team Kristin (Taranaki whānui) and Glen Katu (Ngāti Maniapoto) have set up a whānau business, Tōku Gourmet, selling Māori kai – paua pickle, paua sauce and paua chutney to the world.

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While working as a personal chef, Sheryn Munro of Ngāti Whanaunga decided it was time to start her own business. With encouragement from her employer and support from her father Norm, who was also a chef, she started her catering company, Cre8tering Ltd.

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Māori Trade Tourism Manual

A new manual showcasing 100 Māori tourism businesses will set a quality benchmark for the future of Māori tourism, says Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor.

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Creative New Zealand

Israel Birch - Golden Oriori

Combining teaching at Massey University on the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts programme and working as a full-time artist, Israel Birch (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu) is focused on his dream of building his career and taking Māori art to the world.

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In Sports

Aotearoa Māori Netball Tournament

Aotearoa Māori Netball celebrated its 21st National Tournament in Te Taitokerau with a fantastic display of netball talent.

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Black Cap in the making

Eighteen-year-old Tamati Clarke of Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi has a sporting pedigree. His grandfather Rauhuia Reuben Clarke was a Māori All Black (prop), so was his father Te Rau Clarke and Uncle Teina Clarke (both loose forwards) and his aunty Te Aroha Keenan was a Silver Fern. But it’s Tamati’s success on the cricket pitch that’s exciting the whānau.

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