Maatakiwi explores the 25th anniversary of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement Act passing into law.
"Undoubtedly the biggest question on everyone’s lips is where does Te Rā come from and who made it? This perhaps will never be truly answered, as the harakeke and feathers may have been harvested in one place, prepared in another and woven in yet another place. For me, I’m okay with that, as I feel Te Rā belongs to all of us."
"Having visited the Ngāi Tahu Archives myself, I was interested to find out the stories behind some of the taonga held within the collection from the people charged with their care." Maatakiwi reports back from the final WORD Christchurch session.
“E Pāpā Waiari, taku nei mahi, taku nei mahi hei tuku roimata…” Maatakiwi reports back on a session celebrating 50 years of Witi Ihimaera's writing career.
Maatakiwi talks about the increasing importance of water, and the stars associated with it; Waitī, Waitā and Waipunarangi, as we prepare to celebrate Matariki and Puaka.
Maatakiwi explores the history of the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement - 21 November 2022 is the 25th anniversary of its signing at Kaikōura.
Maatakiwi reports back from the Julie King Memorial Lecture at WORD Christchurch on the topic of Māori artefacts and taonga.
Maatakiwi reports back from an inspiring session on indigenous storytelling - "left the wānaka believing the future is ours to write..."
Ross Calman has translated and published a handwritten biography of his ancestor Te Rauparaha, written in te reo by the great chief’s son. He and Dr Te Maire Tau (Upoko of Ngāi Tūāhuriri) discuss these turbulent times between Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Toa, and the peace marriages that followed.