Whenua. 1996-06-16

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Tono kōrero mai

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Greetings / Promo
Interview: George Andrews.
The interplay between rugby and New Zealand and how the two have shaped the other, is central to a four-part television documentary series which begins on Tuesday night. George Andrews is a television producer whose works are noted for their veracity and substance.
You may recall his ten-part series on the New Zealand landscape, Landmarks; Great New Zealand River Journeys and Nuclear Reactions. George is the concept man behind this new series, The Game Of Our Lives and he joins us now in our Auckland Studios.

Music: A few weeks back on Whenua!, we played Temuera Morrison's recording of Waiata Poi which begins with part of the recording made by his grandmother, Kahu Morrison. We've found Kahu Morrison's recording of Waiata Poi and here it is.

Kupu Korikori: The Rt Rev Bishop Muru Walters speaks about politics and the upcoming elections with the new MMP System and the Māori role.

International Māori: Carmen:
Mention the name Carmen to most kiwis and their eyes light up. The former brothel keeper, entertainer and prostitute constantly made the newspapers in the 60's and 70's. Her Wellington coffee lounge was famous, both here and internationally, while her exploits, including running for the mayoralty of Wellington, going topless at the Trentham races and claims that some MP's were gay - entertained and outraged the country for years. Carmen is also credited with freeing up New Zealanders attitudes to sexuality. Turning 60 this year - Carmen is still Aotearoa's most flamboyant queen of the night despite not having lived in this country for nearly 20 years. Libby visited Carmen at her home in Sydney for Whenua and recorded this interview.

Music: Mahinarangi Tocker - "Wahine Toa"

Interview: Mark Bone: If you were listening to Whenua! Last week, you may recall the piece we ran from Judy Lessing who's based in New York. Judy went to Blue Ridge Mountains' town of Hendersonville in North Carolina which is very in tune with our country.

The Kahurangi Dance Theatre was there taking part in a festival highlighting New Zealand.

Our National swimming team was in Hendersonville last year and returns there in mid July for final training leading up to the Centenary Olympics at Atlanta City.

We said last week that we'd try to find out more about the Hendersonville connection which led us to Mark Bone who is on his cell phone from Wellington.

Music: Patea Māori Club - "Poi E"

Music: String of Pearls - "I Could Have Danced All Night"

Wrap / Close

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Year 1996

Reference number 52303

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Hakaraia, Libby, 1968-
te Ua, Henare, 1933-2007
Andrews, George
Walters, Muru
Carmen, 1936-2011
Bone, Mark

Duration 00:53:30

Date 16 Jun 1996

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