Maori programme. 1966-10-12. No. 109 and 110.

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Tono kōrero mai

Tribute programme for respected tribal leader of Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Hetekia Te Kani-a-Takirau Kerekere Tuhoe Te Ua, OBE, who died on September 30th 1966.

His week-long tangi was held at Te Poho-O-Rawiri in Gisborne and the day of his funeral, he was placed on the Waihirere marae before burial in the Parihimanihi urupa.

This programmes contains excerpts of his whaikorero and also tributes paid at his tangihanga.

Married to the eldest daughter of Sir Apirana and Lady Arihia Ngata, Terina Turupa Ngata Te Ua, they had no natural issue but brought up eight whangai, all from the Ngati Porou connection.

A brilliant classical pianist, his secondary schooling was at Nelson College. He also attended the ancient school of Māori learning within the Tuhoe people.
The epitaph on his headstone reads :
"He tohu aroha ki a Hetekia Te Kani te Ua OBE.
I mate i te 30 o Hepetema 1966. Ona tau 74.
He tirohanga kanohi no te Aitanga-a-Mahaki i runga i nga marae o te motu."

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Year 1966

Reference number 42166

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Parker, Wiremu Leonard, 1914-1986, Presenter
Fowler, Leo (b.1902, d.1976), Producer
te Ua, Hetekia Te Kani-a-Takirau Kerekere Tuhoe, 1892-1966, Speaker/Kaikōrero
te Ua, Terina Turupa, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Radio New Zealand. National Programme (estab. 1964, closed 1986), Broadcaster

Duration 00:27:20

Date 12 Oct 1966

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