Matariki of Many People

This year Ngā Taonga has prepared another video in celebration of the first Matariki Holiday on 24 June 2022, Matariki Hunga Nui – Matariki of Many People. This is a 15-minute audio-visual programme focusing on the star of the Matariki cluster; Pōhutukawa.There are also two versions of this programme, both in te reo Māori and English, to facilitate the two audiences (reo speaking and non-reo speaking).

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Matariki Hunga Nui

I tēnei tau, hei whakanui i te mātahi o te tau hou ka whakaputangia e mātou tēnei whakaaturanga a Matariki Hunga Nui. E aro pū ana tēnei whakaaturanga ki te whetū tapu a Pōhutukawa, hei whakanui i ētehi tokoono kua whetūrangitia. Ka 15 mineti te roa mō te whakaaturanga, he reorua hoki ki te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā.

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About Norm Hatch

The late Norman J. Hatch was a World War II combat cameraman who witnessed and filmed some of the most bitter fighting in the Pacific War.

His efforts ended with, an Academy Award  for footage so brutal that it took special permission from President Franklin Roosevelt to allow his documentary on the Battle of Tarawa to be shown to the American public in 1944.

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Introducing the Norm Hatch Collection

Between June 1942 and November 1943, around 21,000 US Marines arrived in the Wellington region to prepare for or recover from combat in the Pacific. They were among about 50,000 American servicemen who would be posted in New Zealand during World War 2, an event that would have a lasting impact on local culture.  

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