Glimpses of Māoriland : from the meeting house and the marae. No.6 ; Glimpses of Māoriland : from the meeting house and the marae. No.7

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Two episodes of the series "Glimpses of Māoriland", written and presented by Airini Grennell ((Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tahu)

Side 1. No.6: Ōnawe
Theme song "Karangatia ra.." followed by programme introduction in te reo Māori by Airini Grennell.
Waiata: "Kia ora Tainui..." by unidentified group.

The history of Ōnawe Pā, the pear-shaped promontory which divides the upper end of Akaroa Harbour into two smaller bays.

It was once the abode of an atua or guardian spirit and the site of the last occupied Māori fortress on Banks Peninsula, as well as the scene of a terrible encounter with Te Rauparaha's forces.
The summit of Ōnawe was called Te Pahu Nui o Hau (The Home of the Big Wind) where it was believed the spirit of the wind once lived.
Unidentified haka
Tradition says the spirit of the wind was driven away by the sound of the first musket fire from the war party of Ngāti Toa.
Unidentified hīmene (Waiata Māori Choir?)
The fortified pā at Ōnawe was occupied after news of Te Rauparaha's attack on Kaiapoi Pā. An attack from the sea was soon expected.
Unidentified haka
Bloodshed on Ōnawe led to a victory for Te Rauparaha and captives from the Akaroa district were taken north.
Waiata: "Waipounamu e..." (Te Waipounamu Māori Girls College)

Side 2. No.7: Te Rangi Whakaputa
Theme song "Karangatia ra.." followed by programme introduction in Māori by Airini Grennell.
Waiata: "Whakarongo mai e ngā iwi, ki te reo o Ōtautahi e" (probably sung by Te Waipounamu Māori Girls College.)

Te Rangiwhakaputa was a northern chief who claimed the great inner part of the Lyttelton Harbour as his marae and Rapaki or Te Rapaki-a-Te-Rangiwhakaputa (The waist mat of Te Rangiwhakaputa) as his home.
Unidentified waiata: a version of Paikea - possibly sung by the Waiata Māori Choir (?)
He is described in Ngāi Tahu tradition by Hone Taare Tikao as a 'toa' or great man, nearly seven feet tall and skilled in the use of the mere and taiaha.
Both the father and his son Wheke, were renowned chieftan figures. Placenames around Lyttelton Harbour recall them, such as Te Moenga o Te Wheke, or Wheke's sleeping place, which overlooks Cass Bay.
The towering peak that over looks Rapaki, Te Poho Tamatea (the Breast of Tamatea) is named after the greatest Maori explorer in Māori Polynesian history.
Unidentified waiata: (Waiata Māori Choir?)
The high places of the Port Hills were said to be inhabited by the patupaiarehe or fairy people.
Unidentified waiata: (Te Waipounamu Māori Girls College?)
Hone Taare Tikao said their chief places were above Purau and Port Levy and other peaks of Banks Peninsula.
Unidentified waiata: (Waiata Māori Choir?)

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Reference number 182490

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Grennell, Airini, 1910-1988, Narrator
Waiata Maori Choir, Performer
Te Waipounamu Māori Girls' College (Christchurch, N.Z.), Performer

Duration 00:25:29

Date [1948]