Zayne Alexander Hitchens McVeigh
Stolen Lands - Betrayal of a Chief is the story of one of Aotearoa's most compelling and misunderstood historical figures. In a thrilling five-episode series, we will cover the accusations, injustice and conspiracy that took place in Ōpōtiki in 1865, which led to the unjust execution of Te Whakatōhea Chief Mokomoko.
We all have a box full of old images or audio that tells a story about your whänau. Traditional waiata documents our history, and recalls the past through mentions of tupuna, major hui or events and places in Aotearoa.
But imagine losing those precious taonga to the passing of time: water, fire or damage. Your important documents and voice recordings, words and waiata can still be restored and preserved for generations to come by digitally storing them.
This is a great read to the reasons why we might consider thinking about the importance of preserving our taonga.
The last surviving member of the 28th (Maori) Battalion. He enlisted in 1943 at the age of 17 (after giving a false birthdate) and served in Italy, surviving the gruelling Battle of Monte Cassino. Bom recalls some of his memories from WWII.
As a mature aged women I am reminded of events, experiences and people who have impacted and shaped the trajectory of my life. The journey of my Ko Wai Au encompass all of these elements and so much more. As I explore this I know that I will be prompted by memories past and those yet to be discovered.
The founder and artistic director of Hawaiki TŪ, a Māori performance company specialising in kapa haka and haka theatre. Kura Te Ua is an all-round performing arts powerhouse. Born and raised in Tāmakai Makaurau, I am the co-founder of the Māori contemporary dance and Māori performance company, Hawaiki TŪ, which celebrates ten years in 2021.
Photo credit: Peter Jennings (Auckland Live), Toaki Okana
Taranaki te maunga tapu
Mohakatino te awa
Ngāti Mutunga te iwi
Ngāti Raumati me Kai tangata ngā hapū
Te Ruapekapeka te Marae
Hamiora Wharematangi Raumati raua ko Parehaereone Matuku taku tūpuna
Te Ratutonu taku matua
I te taha o taku māmā
Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Wahiao -Tuhourangi ngā iwi
Tame Roa raua ko Eva Te Wehi o Te Rangi Brady taku tūpuna
Lily Edna Rangi Amohia taku whaea
Ko Lynne Parehaereone Raumati ahau.