MEDIA RELEASE: This week on Marae 10th November 2007
No Charges under Terrorism Law
So another twist to the armed police raids in te Urewera after it was announced this week that those arrested won't be charged under the country's terrorism laws.
Critics of the raids will feel vindicated by the decision, since most always believed they were an unnecessary overreaction. But the police maintain the raids were justified in the interests of public safety. So what do Mäori around the motu think?
Joining Shane Taurima in studio this week is Mäori party co-leader Tariana Turia and Labour MP for Tainui, Nanaia Mahuta&
Most in society see them as misfits. Others say they're victims of oppression. For 2 years, an initiative targeting these people has operated successfully in its architects say punitive measures don't work. A holistic range of initiatives is the answer for the people known as 'Nga Mokai'. Arana Taumata reports.
Rex Homan was born 1940 in Thames, of Irish, Scottish and Mäori ancestry. His art work has been recognised since the 1960's and continues today. His art has been the medium by which he expresses his taha Mäori. Something that was not spoken about during his childhood.
Te Manu Huia - Hope Ngohengohe
Te Waka Huia tutors Ngapo and Pimia Wehi have dedicated their lives to kapa haka. Their passion and talent show up in other whanau members. Mokopuna, Tuirina Wehi composed "Hope Ngohengohe" for the group 'Te Manuhuia' who performed at this year's koroneihana
of King Tuiheitia.