Māori programmes 1974

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Tono kōrero mai

Waikato hui - opening of "Kimiora" [1 of 2 recordings.]

Opening theme song: E tu Koroki.

On the 8th February 1974 the new Dining Hall at Turangawaewae was
officially opened by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

- karakia by elders of Waikato. The foundation stone was laid by Te Reo,
head of the Ratana Church on the 23rd May 1973.

Work on Kimiora began in June of 1963. Wiremu Kerekere gives an over
view of the building and its structures, which is unique, distinctive and yet in complete harmony with Mahinarangi and Turongo Wharenui.

Many Māori attended the lifting of the tapu ceremony on Thursday the 7th
February on "Kimiora" followed by the dedication service by the Bishop of
Aoteroa Right Revered Manuhuia Bennett.

- kaikōrero: Prime Minister /Norman Kirk.
- kaikōrero: Matiu Rata / Minister of Māori Affairs.kinaki..Poia atu taku

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Year 1974

Reference number 47028

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Kirk, Norman Eric (b.1923, d.1974), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Rata, Matiu, 1934-1997, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Kerekere, Wiremu Kīngi, 1923-2001, Presenter

Duration 00:26:35

Date 06 Mar 1974

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