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Waka Huia – Series 2016, Episode 1

G New Season: HOLA: Big John Manuel (Ngati Porou) is a Waiapu icon, the last of the old time cowboys with a direct line to the Spanish ambassador.


Waka Huia Episodes

    G Lee Smith (Ngati Kahungunu) explores his many identities; Maori, gay, sportsman, academic, protestor and linguist.

    G 85-year-old Rev. Te Raunikau Stainton takes the pulpit to address the challenges women ministers face, from battling male patriarchy in the Anglican church, to clearing sacred battle sites.

    G Touch rugby champion Kirihi Hamiora and his fight to reclaim his identity and language.

    G Bill Aston (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Ngati Porou) built bridges all over the East Coast. But it's the bridges that help people cross the troubled waters of their lives that remain the most enduring.

    G Get in the ring with Tom Kaui (Ngati Porou) as he rolls with the punches; from his tough childhood in Rangitukia, surviving in the forest and why he won't throw in the towel anytime soon.

    G Artist, writer and exponent of te reo maori Dame Katerina Mataira remembered. Her grandchildren reveal her love for her husband Junior, her ability to dress a table and the art of playing cards.

    G Kohiti Kohiti (Ngati Whare) reveals the poignant story of his people at Te Whaiti nui a Toi. A tale of land, love, greed and war.

    G NGA MANUKURA: In this one hour special we honour the winners of the best male and female leader category at the national Maori haka competitions since 1972.

    G Some sage advice from Ngapuhi/Tuhoe broadcaster, actor and educator Ngawai Herewini for enduring the downside of summer; burn cow manure outside your door to ward off mosquitoes.

    G A journey through the mind of a seer, Te Wharetatao (Ng Hau e Wh) reveals a link to the spirit world that's always open.

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