Native Affairs - Busker Rhymes

By Ruwani Perera

On any given Saturday amongst the hustle and bustle of the Ōtara Markets you'll meet Natural T - that's Tihei Harawira - and hear his unique brand of rap.

From ice cream to discrimination... love and loss, the musician's been holding a captive audience with his on-the-spot raps.

For Tihei, his talent has come from something most people would see as an obstacle.