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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. […]

A recording of the entertainment at the opening of the fully dressed wharenui at Kia Piritahi Marae on June 5th, 2016. The entertainers were (in order of appearance): Waiheke Primary kapa haka group, Nga Purapura from Te Huruhi School (18:40), and the Piringakau Maori performing arts group from Waiheke High School (28:15). The performance ended […]

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 […]

Brent Simpson talks to Whaea Huhana Davis from Piritahi Marae about the upcoming unveiling of the dressed Wharenui on June 5.

“The children at Piritahi Childcare have been working their way through an advent calendar of good deeds and one of them was to record Jingle Bells in Te reo and send it to Waiheke Radio to see if they would like to play it for Christmas.” So here it is for you kids … and we’ll […]

Chris Walker talked to: Janis McArdle, director of the Waiheke Literary Festival; Michell Barber, organiser of the Jassy Dean Garden Safari; Local Board Chair Paul Walden, about Alison Park; and Paora Joseph from Piritahi Marae talked about hosting the Sand Mandala of Medicine Buddha.


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