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


Maori Television Stages ANZAC Concert In Auckland

Maori Television Stages ANZAC Concert In Auckland

A free concert showcasing songs from the Vietnam War era will be filmed at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) by Maori Television as part of its all-day ANZAC broadcast on Wednesday April 25.

Open to members of the public, the concert will feature Che Fu, Frankie Stevens, Russell Harrison, Midge Marsden, Matt Saunoa, Indira Moala, The Ladykillers, Betty Anne Monga from Ardijah, Billy TK Senior and Junior, Jamoa Jam and a band, Superhighway. Musical director Eddie Rayner is at the helm of the show and the presenter is Temuera Morrison.

Producer Jo Raj says the event will be staged in a huge hangar at MOTAT’s Western Springs site. Gates open at 4.00 PM, recording takes place from 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM, and the result will screen on Maori Television at 8.00 PM.

“The concert is a celebration of the ANZACs and is designed around a theme of 'entertaining the troops' during the Vietnam War era, so performances feature the songs of the 1960s and 1970s.”

Concert tickets are limited to 1,000 and are available from MOTAT's souvenir shop, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland, from Thursday April 19 until ANZAC Day. There is a limit of four tickets per person.

Judy Bailey will be joined by Julian Wilcox this year to co-host Maori Television’s ANZAC coverage on Wednesday April 25, which begins at 5.30 AM, while Wena Harawira will report from the Gallipoli peninsula on the experiences and emotions of the many New Zealanders that attend the ANZAC services.

As well as veteran interviews, dawn services, debates and discussions, this year’s broadcast – NA RATOU, MO TATOU: LET’S HONOUR THEM TOGETHER – includes an inaugural ANZAC address by a prominent New Zealander and a critically acclaimed documentary, GALLIPOLI, by Turkish filmmaker Tolga Ornek.

SONGS FROM THE VIETNAM ERA – screening on Maori Television as part of its ANZAC broadcast on Wednesday April 25 at 8.00 PM.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>


Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Set In Stone

Tthere are over a thousand public war memorials scattered around the country, commemorating over 30,000 New Zealanders who have died in wartime, and most of whom are buried overseas. More>>>More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland