Thursday January 19, 2017   Last updated 23:42PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

10:00pm - 11:59pm
Pacific tales inspire research project

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

A team from Auckland University intends to tie together stories from around the Pacific of some of the early Polynesian navigators who discovered Aotearoa.

The project, titled Waka Wairua: Landscape heritage and the creative potential of Māori communities, is being funded by Nga Pae ō Te Maramatanga, the centre for Māori research excellence.

Lead researcher Merata Kawharu says it came out of an earlier trip to Rarotonga and French Polynesia and in particular to a discussion with elders on Raiatea in the Society Islands.

"There were telling us a lot of detail about some of the tupuna we know - Kupe, Nukutawhiti and so on. They didn't know so much of the detail of these tupuna when they came to New Zealand but when you talk to kaumatua down here, they of course have their own kōrero, whether it's in Hokianga or further south where Kupe travelled, so we thought well there is something here we can do and bring together these threads of kōrero," she says.

Dr Kawharu says the Waka Wairua project will also look at the creative potential of Māori heritage landscapes, and how the knowledge gathered can be used by the various communities it comes from.




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd

thumbnail TWWoA S12017 Brand - Waatea Web
Rheumatic Fever
teachnz
E-Tangata-08012017
Waatea TV
 
Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati - Puna Wano Bryant
Puna Wano Bryant on Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati. Hosted by Claudette Hauiti
Bernie O'Donnell Station Manager Radio Waatea
Breakfast Host: Claudette Hauiti
Toni Huata Singer, Songwriter Ngati Kahungunu
Breakfast Host: Claudette Hauiti
Tracey Tawhiao Artist, Writer Ngai Te Rangi
Breakfast Host: Claudette Hauiti
Kath Akuhata-Brown Writer, Film-Maker Ngati Porou
Breakfast Host: Claudette Hauiti
Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati - Ngarimu Blair
Ngarimu Blair on Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati. Hosted by Claudette Hauiti
Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati - Puna Wano Bryant
Puna Wano Bryant on Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati. Hosted by Claudette Hauiti
Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati - Cole L,Huillier
Cole L,Huillier on Te Parakuihi o Te Raumati
Bye Bye Bunny
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “He wasn’t just NZ class, he was world class”, that’s what one of this country’s finest singers Frankie Stevens said about Bunny Walters after his death last week.
Ka kite John Key
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: What a week in politics, it seems beyond belief that we now have a new Prime Minister, the John Key resignation caught everyone by surprise, so much so that it still doesn’t quite make sense for me.
The fabulous Fidel
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “A great and charismatic leader”, was how former MP Donna Awatere Huata described the Cuban legendary president Fidel Castro
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.