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Iti & Son

25 November 2016

Plenty finds the face of Tūhoe activism clean-shaven, sitting in an antique barber's chair, and wearing his signature hat. Beside him is the younger male child of his first marriage, the patriarchal bloodline obvious, but the fine cheekbones of his Australian mother are evident, too. This is Iti and Son: two hustlers raising the spirit of Tāneatua, fuelled by the belief that the past is where the future...

Owhakatoro Lands trust

12 October 2016

Owhakatoro Lands Trust Annual General Meeting. He pōhiri tēnei ki ngā whānau, te huna pupuri hea i te pāmu i Owhakatoro, Kia hui hui mai tātau ki te Marae ō...

Our people are our wealth

16 August 2016

I climb to the summit of my mountain to see the lands of my ancestors. Maungapohatu in its defying grace and strength holds me at my feet and the wealth of yesterday holds me in awe. I see the wealth of our past stemming from the force that surges through legs of Tane Maahuta as he strains at the weight of Ranginui. I see the wealth of our past, as it emanates from the beads of sweat that drench the forehead of Maui, as he heaves these lands...

A friend and colleague says the late Puhi Rangiaho brought her Tuhoe reo and tikanga into television in a way that made it richer for all. The former Waka Huia presenter and director died on Monday aged 71 after a long illness. Hone Edwards says Ms Rangiaho was comfortable on both sides of the camera, and she had an admirable skill set that allowed her to get the best out of kuia and koroua. "She was a stickler for tikanga, the dry end...

One of the exemplars of Maori broadcasting, Puhi Rangiaho of Ngai Tuhoe, has died in Tauranga Hospital after a long illness. As one of the first directors at Waka Huia, she proved adept at getting kuia and kaumatua to open up and share their knowledge. She brought ballast to Aotearoa Television Network, the first attempt to create a Maori television channel, and her behaviour during the company’s collapse meant she was one of the few to...

Māori broadcaster, Puhi Rangiaho, has passed away after a long illness.  She died at Tauranga Hospital surrounded by whānau last night. Puhi Rangiaho,  Ngāi Tūhoe, was among the first to lead Māori broadcasting into mainstream, with Waka Huia alumni like Whai Ngata. She was a director of the Aotearoa Television Network which faced many challenges but also paved the hard fought establishment of Māori Television. With an...

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