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From the Waiheke Radio archives – this is a recording from 2010. The Waiheke Library marked Auckland Heritage Week and International Day of the Older Person by inviting a number of older Waiheke residents into the library to share their memories of Waiheke past.

The story of the 15 year long project to develop the whakairo (carvings) and tukutuku (woven panels) for the wharenui at Kia Piritahi marae. Korero was from Tomi Ropata, Lorna Rikihana, Chris Bailey, and Rawiri Toka as they told the story of the wharenui (meeting house) and the development and meanings of the whakairo and tukutuku. […]

Huhanna Davis spoke to Brent Simpson about the upcoming tuwhera (opening) of the newly dressed meeting house of Piritahi Marae. Huhanna told some of the story of how the marea came to get it’s name as well as detailing the significant events that are to take place on June 5th, 2016 when the marae is […]

Chris Walker talked to Rhiannon from Waiheke Library about their upcoming summer programme, previewed two council sponsored Christmas Events and replayed an interview with local historian Paul Monin about governnce on the island

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September 6, 2015

Chris Walker talks to Waiheke Local Board chair Paul Walden about dog bylaw changes; He asks Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye how she thinks the 2010 changes to Auckland governance are going; historian Paul Monin talks about the history of governance on Waiheke ; Opinionated Islander Alex Stone shares his thoughts on the proposal to […]

Some interviews from the archives this week: Historian Paul Monin talks about the release of his book Matiatia: Gateway To Waiheke; Artist Te Toi Rangiuaia (Paora) speaking at the WaiTalks event in May 2015; Katy Soljak plays live in the studio to mark the release of her latest album in 2013; and one year one […]

Shirin Brown talks to long time island resident Brian Horne about old Waiheke and the war years

Chris Walker talks to Opinionated Islanders Alan Knight and Alex Stone, and talks to historian Paul Monin about his new book Matiatia: Gateway to Waiheke. Download podcast (right click, save as)

Chris Walker talks to historian Paul Monin about the history of the bay and his new book, Matiatia: Gateway to Waiheke. (This interview is also included in the 1 Dec 2012 Island Life podcast, but  I thought some may want it as a stand alone podcast) Download podcast (right click, save as)

On Saturday October the 2nd, as part of Auckland’s Heritage Week and  the ‘International Day Of The Older Person,’ Waiheke Library brought together a group of locals to share some of their memories of life ‘On the Rock’       Click on the image to download the podcast


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