Te puna wai kōrero

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Tono kōrero mai

This programme is dedicated to Dame Whina Cooper's tangihanga at Panguru.

Henare Te Ua describes the journey made by thousands of mourners to Panguru this week.

He speaks to Sir Graham Latimer while they wait for the car ferry at Rāwene, about Dame Whina's 'ihi' - calling her the most dogmatic person the country has ever seen.

June Mariu of the Māori Women's Welfare League shares some early memories of Dame Whina and the League.

At Waipuna Marae at Panguru, Henare interviews historian Michael King, Dame Whina's biographer. He says her style was to lead from the front, in the manner of earlier Māori leaders she had been associated with.

Archbishop and Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves shares some memories of Dame Whina.

Hon. Matiu Rata, M.P. pays tribute to Dame Whina.

In 1986 at Waitangi Dame Whina Cooper addressed the absent Prime Minister and Governor-General, after Waitangi Day festivities had been moved to Wellington (excerpt of her kōrero.) Henare Te Ua translates her speech into English, urging them to return to Waitangi.

Excerpt of a 1989 interview with Dame Whina at the funeral of Sir James Henare. She expresses concern at young Māori no longer listening to their elders.

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jim Bolger pays tribute to Dame Whina.
The programme ends with her greeting to the world, at the opening of the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

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Year 1994

Reference number 42532

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits te Ua, Henare, 1933-2007
Latimer, Graham, 1926-, Speaker/Kaikōrero
te Ua, Henare, 1933-2007, Producer
Mariu, June, Speaker/Kaikōrero
King, Michael, 1945-2004, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Rata, Matiu, 1934-1997
Reeves, Paul, Sir

Duration 00:29:28

Date 02 Apr 1994

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