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Waatea 603am Evening Talkback Starts up for 2005

Waatea 603am Evening Talkback Starts up for 2005

Night time talkback on Radio Waatea 603am returns to the airwaves again with a fresh burst of energy for the New Year.

First up this week is the very popular revolutionist show “Liberation Talkback” with Syd Jackson on Monday. Tino rangatiratanga and independence for te iwi Maori are the focus of these 3 hours. Maoridoms’ first Female Broadcaster, Vapi Kupenga fills in for Mr. Jackson this evening.

As always on Tuesdays, we have “Te Puutatara” hosted by Jim Perry. Te Puutatara brings the ever important issues of health, education, welfare, justice, politics and business to the forefront. Mr. Perry’s vision involves educating listeners so Maori will have an informed opinion on the hot topics of today.

“Nga Putake Wahine” with Titewhai Harawira has long been the one of the most listened to current affairs/talkback shows on the Maori airwaves. 2004 was a big year for Mrs. Harawira’s show which gained notable interest from national and international organizations and personalities. BBC sat in with Mrs. Harawira last year to gain an honest perspective of Maori feelings towards the foreshore and seabed debate. The 3 major Auckland Mayoral candidates also appeared on her show acknowledging her listener ship and involvedment in all things to do with the community.

Thursdays bring us the varied, interesting and entertaining “Korero Atu, Korero Mai” with Kingi Ihaka. Every week Mr. Ihaka has an in studio guest who answers questions directly from the listeners. Past guests have included John Tamihere and Rodney Hide. This week the new CEO of Maori Television, Jim Mather, sits in on the show to talk about his goals and plans for MTS.

Finally, we see the week out with Merepeka Raukawa Tait on “The Week That Was”. “The Week in Review” promises to pick up on and discuss the issues mainstream media might have missed but are of major importance to Maori communities. Participation from a wide cross section of people ensures this show is never dull.

Make sure you tune in and get back involved in what’s happening!

Liberation Talkback with Syd Jackson Mondays 8-11pm

Te Puutatara with Jim Perry Tuesdays 8-11pm

Te Putake Wahine with Titewhai Harawira Wednesdays8-12pm

Korero Atu, Korero Mai with Kingi Ihaka Thursdays 8-11pm

The Week That Was with Merepeka Raukawa-Tait 8-11pm

Don’t forget… you can listen in live to Waatea 603am from anywhere in the world by logging on to

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