0S1A7108 POTRAIT PAIRLoyal Tumeke FM listeners will by now have noticed a new ‘rangahau’ based show which airs every Tuesday.

The new show is based around the academic research of Mataatua waiata and features Professor, Tai Black speaking with Tumeke FM midmorning host, Wiremu Huta Martin as he presents his own and other research (conducted by Māori Professors, PHD and Masters students) relevant to ngā uri o Mataatua.

In the short time the show has been on air, listeners have been quick to voice how enjoyable the show is to listen to – the calibre and relevance of the information presented is appreciated along with the lighthearted nature of its delivery by Professor Black. The show and research is delivered in te reo Māori and links to whānau, hapū and history of Mataatua. The presentation details the experiences Professor Black and other researchers have had in the course of research.

The new show, which started as a conversation about books Prof. Tai Black has written, has become an invaluable resource for ngā iwi o Mataatua and has resulted in a developing partnership between Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Tumeke FM. It is hoped the information provided may inspire listeners to continue their Mātauranga Māori or to consider taking a pathway towards mātauranga Māori.

Tumeke FM will broadcast Prof. Tai Black’s show every Tuesday (and will gradually introduce PHD students in coming weeks) and will continue to provide free audio downloads of the show via Soundcloud.

The audio clips that Tumeke FM has uploaded to Soundcloud have been categorised here on Tumeke FM’s website to make it easy  for those following the show to find and access. Listeners may simply bookmark the page RANGAHAU – PROF. TAI BLACK FILES which hosts all uploads of the show. Audio files have been made freely downloadable.

To hear the show live, listeners should tune in at 10am every Wednesday to Tumeke FM 96.9.

Those living away from the Mataatua district are able to listen to streaming audio via the ‘listen live’ link at the top right handside of this page.

A Message from Taiarahia Black  – August 2015

I am an avid hunter and have been all my life really, but for now I do a lot of tramping with my dog Federer every Saturday-Sunday 2-3 hours if I am not busy.  One of my favourite places to hunt & tramp is up the Ohinemataroa river and at the moment I am doing a lot of tramping around Te Wainui marae hills & ridges, as I am writing a historical pukapuka in te reo & English called 100 Historic Places in Ohiwa and around Ōhiwa and up the Ohinemataroa river.

Ko tēnei whakaāhua i tangohia 800 pūtu i runga ake i te marae o Te Wainui, me taku kuri aroha a Federer taku hoa whakaaro (selfie taken August 2015).