Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

A Marriage of Pacific Islands Culture on Maori TV

Publicity Release
Tuesday January 10 2005

A Marriage of Pacific Islands Culture on Maori Television

Maori Television is overseeing a marriage of cultures on its schedule from Wednesday January 25 at 10.00 PM with the launch of a new series, PANUI PASIFIKA.

Produced by Front of the Box Productions (Takataapui, Iwi Toa, Putahi Taakaro) and the Waiata Artist Trust, the series is a programme for and about people of both Maori and Pacific Island descent.

Over 13 weeks PANUI PASIFIKA deals with serious issues particular to the South Pacific with presenter Tuaratini providing an opportunity for open dialogue on our shared history and future.

A Cook Islander of Rarotonga and Mangaian descent, Tuaratini is a fluent speaker of both NZ Maori and Cook Islands Maori. Although this is her first role as a television presenter, Tuaratini has been a radio broadcaster for 10 years and is well known to Pacific Island and Maori people as the presenter on Niu FM’s show The Heat.

“I am passionate about Maori and Pacific Island issues and I look forward to sharing our people’s common stories on Maori Television,”she says.

In the opening episode, the series looks at the rise of Maori action group Nga Tamatoa and the birth of the Polynesian Panthers. The episode also backgrounds the recent demonstrations for democracy in Auckland and Tonga, looks back in time to the Mau independence movement in Samoa and concludes with a visit with Te Taimi o Tonga newspaper publisher Kalafi Moala.

Further in the series, the show stops in to get funky with Maori and Pacific Island styles in music, looks at Maori and Pacific identity in Aotearoa, checks out the rise of Pacific media and much more.

Join Maori Television for a marriage of cultures with the launch of PANUI PASIFIKA on Wednesday January 25 at 10.00 PM.

ENDS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PANUI PASIFIKA

Year 2005
Censor General Exhibition (G)
Duration 13-part, half-hour series
Language Maori and Pacific Island languages

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland