51 minutes | Nov 5, 2022
NUKU Tōku Reo // WHA
In this episode we catch up with Tiffany Witehira and Aroha Harris. We talk about the challenges of language learning, the realities of juggling kura with parenting and mahi, we celebrate the achievements and talk about what lies ahead.
50 minutes | Nov 5, 2022
NUKU Tōku Reo // TORU
In this episode we catch up with Chelsea Winstanley and Leonie Kapea Hayden to discuss our rūmaki reo journey, safe reo speaking places, anxiety about leaving an immersive environment, expectation Vs reality, and our diverse experiences throughout the year.
62 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
NUKU Tōku Reo // RUA
In episode two we speak to filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley and Journalist Leonie Hayden about language learning feeling like we're all in kohanga reo, and how that realisation creates safe to fail spaces in the language reclamation journey. We discuss the good and bad of te reo Māori in the film and media industries and chat about the responsibility of language learners and speakers. We share our favourite kupu and the deep meanings behind them and, give you lots of learning tips regardless of where you are on your journey. Following on from the acclaimed NUKU podcast and book that showcased 100 kickass Indigenous women doing things differently, our new series Tōku Reo is focussed on language. Across 10 special episodes we will be sharing the language reclamation journeys of Indigenous women, including our host Qiane Matata-Sipu who has returned to kura in 2022 studying Rumaki Reo at Te Wananga Takiura o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. To watch the video version of this podcast visit: https://youtu.be/n8T4fBSWrNk To buy the book, NUKU: Stories of 100 Indigenous Women visit: www.nukuwomen.co.nz/shop For more about NUKU visit www.nukuwomen.co.nz
68 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
NUKU Tōku Reo // TAHI
We speak with Māori Midwife Camille Harris and fragrance developer Tiffany Witehira who are both at the beginning of their year-long total immersion Māori language course. The pair share the stories behind their desire to reclaim te reo, share their lived experiences of language being looked down upon as a result of colonisation and, give us an insight into the first month of their study. They also share some study tips and tricks they have picked up along the way. Following on from the acclaimed NUKU podcast and book that showcased 100 kickass Indigenous women doing things differently, our new series Tōku Reo is focussed on language. Across 10 special episodes we will be sharing the language reclamation journeys of Indigenous women, including our host Qiane Matata-Sipu who has returned to kura in 2022 studying Rumaki Reo at Te Wananga Takiura o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. To watch the video version of this podcast visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCfy1KKLvlA To buy the book, NUKU: Stories of 100 Indigenous Women, visit www.nukuwomen.co.nz/shop For more about NUKU visit www.nukuwomen.co.nz
91 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
//100 Karen Matata
Kia ora e te whānau. Today is a very special day, we celebrate NUKU //100! Through this series we have met and interviewed wāhine right across the motu - the matauranga holders, the frontliners, the carers, the whale whisperers, the teachers, the researchers, the ahi kaa, the boundary pushers, the leaders, the workers, the innovators, the motivators, wāhine who are empowering across generations by being unapologetically themselves. NUKU //100 holds a special place in my heart. It is my honour to introduce you to my māmā, this 100th wāhine is a reminder to us all that we will come across so many inspiring wāhine on our journey, from all over the world in all walks of life, but we must never forget those who make us who we are - our mothers, our grandmothers, our aunties, our sisters, our daughters. Meet Karen Matata (Te Waiohua, Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pikiao, Arorangi (Rarotonga), Temakatea, Oneroa (Mangaia) Karen has been an early childhood educator for more than 40 years. She has worked for her marae, Makaurau, as secretary for more than 25 years, and holds governance positions across education and community groups in Tāmaki Makaurau. In this episode we talk about her Māori girls boarding school experience, she shares her perspective on single motherhood and sharing her eldest daughter with her parents to raise, we discuss the power of education and talk about the reality of working for your people.
70 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
//099 Dr Acushla Dee Sciascia
Meet NUKU //099 Dr Acushla Dee Sciascia (Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Ātiawa) This incredible wahine is a business woman representing Indigenous perspectives and narratives in research, evaluation and strategy development. Her studies found her researching digital tangihanga long before Covid-19 had arrived, exploring how tikanga in te ao Māori is changing with modern times. In this episode we talk about her mahi and explore the inter-generational kōrero around tikanga, today.
77 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
//098 Kurahapainga Te Ua
Kurahapainga (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) is the founder and artistic director of Hawaiki TŪ, a Māori performance company specialising in kapa haka and haka theatre. She is also a member of the renowned Te Waka Huia kapa haka roopu. In this episode NUKU //098 talks to us about the foundation of haka theatre, she shares her experiences growing up as a child of a gang member and tells us about the realities of trialing for one of our country’s top kapa haka groups.
78 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
//097 Te Raina Atareta Ferris
Te Raina (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, Italy) runs education programmes about Māori culture from her whare wānanga, Kurawaka. Based in Pōrangahau, she teaches wāhine to find their karanga voice, teaching the foundations of karanga and the mātauranga of mana wāhine, mana atua and mana motuhake. In this episode we kōrero about kurawaka, kapa haka and karanga, and get completely immersed in the stories of this wonderful whaea.
93 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
//095 Geneva Harrison + //096 Mihi Tibble
We have a special double episode for you. NUKU 095 and 096 are Geneva Harrison (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri) and Mihi Tibble (Ngāti Mākino, Ngāti Whakahemo, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue, Whānau a Hinerupe, Rakairoa, Te Whānau a Karuwai, Te Aitanga a Mate). The friends are the founders of Tuhi Stationery. They create notebooks, diaries, maramataka resources and other stationery products inspired by Māori language, culture, environment and values. They also have a Sāmoan range. In this episode we talk about the realities of small business. The pair share with us their personal stories of growing up with grandparents who lived according to the maramataka and tell us how they are helping to revive our connection to our lunar calendar system.
72 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
//094 Dame Hinewehi Mohi
Dame Hinewehi Mohi (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) has been iconic in the development of puoro Māori for the past 30 years. In 1999, she released her Oceania album and made history singing the national anthem in te reo Māori. Today, she is championing a bilingual music industry for Aotearoa. In this episode we talk about her passion for te reo Māori, she shares the story of Raukatauri Music Therapy Centres inspired by her daughter, Hineraukatauri. And, she tells us about her dream to see Aotearoa musicians record in both languages.
67 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
//093 Yvonne Thomas
Yvonne (Ngāpuhi) is a mentor and trustee with Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust. She supports the community with garden plots, gardening courses and supplying kai to food banks. We recorded this interview in her garden in Māngere, surrounded by manu and the local community tending to their plots. In this episode she talks to us about her upbringing and how society has changed over her lifetime. She shares the importance of growing a garden, not only for sustainability and kai purposes, but also for learning some of life’s greatest lessons.
58 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
//092 Andria Dafne Pablo Sanchez, Vee'us Xiuh Janiki Yollotlpactli
Xiuh, as she likes to go by is of Mexican heritage (Mestiza, Nahua (Mexico)). For years she has worked to revitalise ancient Indigenous practices. Here in Aotearoa she shares temazcal, kinam and tezcatlipoca practices of old central Mexico. She is also a wisdom keeper of ancient Toltec traditions. In this episode Xiuh talks to us about the colonisation of Mexico and she shares how connecting with wāhine Māori challenged and inspired her to refocus her mahi on strengthening Indigenous cultural knowledge and practice.
69 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
//091 Erin Matariki Carr
Matariki, as she prefers to go by (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe) is the Co-Lead for RIVER (Revitalising Indigenous Values for Earth’s Regeneration) and Co-Manager for the New Zealand Alternative. She is also Project Manager for Te Kaunoti Hikahika (or E Hika!), a constitutional reformation project rolling out across Aotearoa. Based in Tāneatua this phenomenal wahine spends her time supporting both people, and planet, to thrive. In this episode we talk about connecting the global Indigenous community, the whakaaro behind constitutional reformation and why each of her sisters carry the name of our most popular star cluster.
62 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
//090 Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams
Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Toa) is the CEO of What Ever It Takes, an organisation using Māori models of clinical practice for whānau affected by complex disability and trauma, as a result of an acquired serious injury. She came into this mahi through her own experience in finding support for her husband who, following a boxing injury, became affected by disability and trauma. In this episode Charmeyne talks to us about that pivotal time in her life, she shares kōrero about working with whānau hauā, and celebrates her twin girls and their sporting success.
51 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
//089 Irihapeti Edwards
NUKU 089 is Irihapeti Edwards (Ngāti Manawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hikairo, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara, Te Arawa). This incredible young woman works across financial services and global youth leadership. Among a number of accolades, she has been a Prime Minister’s Scholar and UN Youth New Zealand delegate. In this episode she talks about financial literacy and the power it has to transform our communities. She shares her journey into leadership and tells us some of her ambitions in the financial sector.
62 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
//088 Tania Page
Tania Page (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāi Tahu) is a journalist currently working with TVNZ’s flagship current affairs show, Sunday. Earlier in her career, she was on the team that launched the 24 hour news channel Al Jazeera English. In this episode she shares her career journey, working in news media around the world, and talks to us about some of the heart-wrenching stories she has had to cover in her time as a journalist.
73 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
//087 Puawai Cairns
NUKU 087 is Puawai Cairns of Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Pūkenga whakapapa. Puawai has held a number of roles across her time at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, including as curator. She is currently Te Papa’s Director of Audience and Insight. In this episode she talks to us about the power of museums and the importance of telling the right stories. She shares some of her favourite exhibitions and how they have impacted both her, and the community she serves, and, she shares her journey as a single māmā and the realities of co-parenting, today.
59 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
//086 Julia Arnott-Neenee
Julia Arnott-Neenee (Sāmoan, Chinese, British) is the co-founder and director of PeopleForPeople, a youth-led social enterprise on a mission for digital equity. She’s also a strategy and insights specialist with a personal goal to change the statistics around the lack of diversity in the information and communications technology sector. In this episode she tells us about her experience working with industry leaders across the world, the realities of the digital divide and why it was important for her to come home and help create change for her people.
63 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
//085 Mary Brown
NUKU 085 is Mary Brown (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Whātua). Mary is a full-time, stay-at-home māmā of 10 tamariki, all under 15 years old. She is also a champion for financial literacy. In this episode we talk about motherhood and the stereotypes that come with raising a large family. Mary shares her whakaaro on raising the leaders of tomorrow and she tells us how being a māmā has helped her find herself.
78 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
//083 Melony Paikea-Tautalanoa and //084 Manawawharepu Udy
We’ve got a double episode for your today with Melony Paikea-Tautalanoa (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Arawa) and Manawawharepu Udy (Te Arawa, Mātaatua, Tainui) Mel and Manawa are the founders of Ngahere Communities, a social enterprise championing the potential of South Auckland entrepreneurs, innovators and creators through collaborative spaces, common values and co-designed responsive programmes. In this episode we talk about social impact, business growth and the pair share personal stories about their youth.