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Waka Huia – Series 2016, Episode 25

G TAIEA: A fashionista who rose above the criticism of her mother to become one of NZ's best language exponents, Rahera Shortland (Ngapuhi) reveals how easy it can be to learn any language and the impor


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    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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