Whenua. Sunday 03 March 1996 - part 1 of 2

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Tono kōrero mai

National Radio's inaugural programme with Hēnare te Ua and Libby Hakaraia.

Interview with Peter Tapsell, Speaker of the House of Representatives and MP for Eastern Māori.

Tama Karena, Pianist - plays Douglas Lilburn composition from 1954.

Ruatepupuke - Live phone interview with Mary-Anne Bloom, Field Museum, Chicago. The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has in its Oceania Hall, a wharenui - meeting house which embodies the spirit of an ancient tipuna-ancestor - Ruatepupuke. She explains how it got to Chicago from its original site in Tokomaru Bay.

Interview with Houpeke Piripi, a descendant of Ruatepupuke, who lives in Illinois and Howard Hilliard, who lives in Iowa, New Zealand Māori. They speak about their involvement with the wharenui in Chicago.

Libby talks to Joe Hawke about Takaparawha and its future.

Len Cook - Government Statistician.

News and Weather break.

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Year 1996

Reference number 52260

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
te Ua, Henare, 1933-2007, Host
Hakaraia, Libby, 1968-, Host
Tapsell, Peter, 1930-
Karena, Tama
Lilburn, Douglas, 1915-2001
Bloom, Mary Ann
Piripi, Houpeke
Hilliard, Howard
Hawke, Joe
Cook, Len

Duration 00:53:20

Date 03 Mar 1996

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