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    Dance performance shares stories of tūpuna, wāhine and warriors from Māori mythology

    The performance, choreographed by Sean MacDonald of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Raukawa, is called Ngā Wai, inspired from the sacred waters and whakapapa of Waimārama, his ancestral home in Hawke's Bay.

  2. Video for Pūrākau, Episode 12

    Pūrākau, Episode 12

    Today’s Pūrākau will help us to understand the meaning behind the famous saying of Ngāti Whakaue ancestors, Tūnohopū and Te Roro-o-te-rangi "Ruia taitea, ruia taitea kia tū ko taikākā anake

  3. Video for Pūrākau, Episode 11

    Pūrākau, Episode 11

    Te Houtaewa of Te Kao is legendary! He is known to be the fastest runner of his time.

  4. Video for Pūrākau, Episode 10

    Pūrākau, Episode 10

    Today’s legend is from the Te Arawa people. It is the story of the ancestor Rangiwhakaekeau and his son Rangiteaorere who posed the phrase, ‘He kotahi nā Tūhoe, e kata te pō’.

  5. Video for Pūrakau, Episode 9

    Pūrakau, Episode 9

    Haara is a woman who talks to birds and lives in the great forest of Puketi. Her closest friends areTui and Kaka, together they find medicinal plants to heal the people.

  6. Video for Pūrakau, Episode 8

    Pūrakau, Episode 8

    Today’s purakau is the Maori story of how geothermal energy came to Aotearoa. We will follow the footsteps of Ngatoro-i-rangi and his sisters Kuiwai and Haungaroa.

  7. Video for Pūrakau, Episode 7

    Pūrakau, Episode 7

    Today’s pūrākau takes place in the far north. It is the legend of Rāhiri, his sons and the sacred kite known as Tūhoronuku.

  8. Video for Pūrakau, Episode 6

    Pūrakau, Episode 6

    Today’s pūrākau is about the heroine Wairaka and the events around how Whakatāne township was named.

  9. Video for Pūrākau, Episode 5

    Pūrākau, Episode 5

    Today we journey with Kahupeka, a healer from the Waikato region who many places were named after.

  10. Video for Pūrākau, Episode 4

    Pūrākau, Episode 4

    Today's pūrākau is about one of the most precious treasures of Aotearoa, the pounamu, commonly known as greenstone. This is the story of the beautiful Waitaiki and the taniwha Poutini.

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