Whenua. 1999-04-22.

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Whenua, 22 April 1999 - presented by Hēnare te Ua on National Radio - from the Radio New Zealand Studios in Auckland.

The programme opens with greetings and an outline. The feature is on the organisation ‘Heart Children New Zealand’, a network of parents and caregivers of children who have congenital heart defects. The programme also looks at the Bank of New Zealand Heart House, adjacent to Green Lane Hospital in Auckland.

Music: Waihirere Group - 'E rere Waihirere’
Music: Waihirere Group - 'Matariki'

Pre-recorded interview: John Knight, Board Member of Heart Children New Zealand. He speaks from the BNZ Heart House in Rotorua. He speaks about the first year ‘birthday’ of the House. He speaks about the facilities, the people who make use of the house, and the hospital. He speaks about his own son, 13-month-old Jayden, who was born with a heart condition and will require further operations throughout his childhood.

Margaret Mahy, children's author, is Patron of the BNZ Heart House. She recites a rhyming poem about the heart.

Interview: Mike Pratt, Managing Director of the Bank of New Zealand talks about why the bank got involved with Heart House. The bank is committing sponsorship for the House for a further three years.

Phone interview: Sue Arvison, Communication Manager of Heart Children New Zealand.
Her involvement with Heart Children started seven years ago, when her daughter was diagnosed with a heart condition. She speaks about the set-up and operations of the organisation, which has twenty-three regional branches around the country.

Interview: Heart Surgeon Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes talks about congenital heart defects, and advances in surgery.

Interview: Margaret Mahy speaks about how she became Patron of the BNZ Heart House Trust.

Music: Fred Timutimu - 'Song for Odessa'

Radio New Zealand Reporter: Chris Wikaira with the latest in Māori affairs and political reports. He speaks about Fred Timutimu; water quality and river ownership rights at the Waitangi Tribunal; telecommunications and broadcasting issues with the Government auction of radio frequencies; land claims.

Music: Hori Chapman – ‘Hoea, hoea ra'

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Year 1999

Reference number 52795

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
te Ua, Henare, 1933-2007, Presenter
Wikaira, Chris, Reporter
Knight, John, Interviewee, Heart Children New Zealand
Mahy, Margaret, 1936?-2012, Interviewee
Pratt, Mike, Interviewee, Bank of New Zealand
Arvison, Sue, Interviewee
Barratt-Boyes, Brian G., Interviewee
Waihīrere (Cultural group), Performer
Timutimu, Fred Te Uira, Singer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster

Duration 00:53:29

Date 22 Apr 1999

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