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

 


Te Koha O Whaea Irihapeti

PUBLICITY RELEASE
TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 2006

Te Koha O Whaea Irihapeti – The Gift of Sister Elizabeth

The last in line of Bishop Pompallier’s Sisters of Mercy organises an Easter gift for her hometown of Pawarenga in the new documentary TE KOHA O WHAEA IRIHAPETI.

Screening in Maori Television’s New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday October 11 at 8.30 PM, TE KOHA O WHAEA IRIHAPETI follows Sister Elizabeth Ihaka as she returns to the small Maori community in the far North after many years.

Sister Elizabeth – who believes she knows how to answer the needs of those young who have lost contact with their Maori identity – notes that the people of Pawarenga have missed several of their milestone celebrations. Easter 2006 is when the Catholic Church, the mission school and the marae all celebrate their centenaries at the same time.

Sister Elizabeth has been working secretly for more than six months creating a surprise for the locals. They will be greeted in the hall by walls covered with photographs and pictorial family trees of themselves and their ancestors, traced as far back as the beginning of Bishop Pompallier’s Pawarenga mission – a huge task which is her own personal gift to them.

“There are lost people among them, among both hosts and guests, and often what they have lost is one another,” says producer Yvonne Mackay who is also managing director of Wellington-based Production Shed.TV. which made the documentary. “By looking together at the arranged photographs, they will reconnect with one another and their whakapapa.”

Sister Elizabeth, who has worked with youth at risk from alcohol and drugs for many years, is nervous of how her community will react to her ‘gift’, which she feels will bring a measure of new life to the people of Pawarenga. Most important of all, will her efforts give Sister Elizabeth the acceptance of her people and bring her closer to her community?

This is the first documentary feature for presenter Ngawai Greenwood. She says she was fascinated with Sister Elizabeth’s personal story and the relationship between Catholicism and Maori spirituality.

TE KOHA O WHAEA IRIHAPETI screens in Maori Television’s New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday October 11 at 8.30 PM.

ENDS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR TE KOHA O WHAEA IRIHAPETI

Year 2006
Censor General Exhibition (G)
Duration 60-minute documentary film
Language Maori with English language subtitles

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news