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Fijian Teachers Cultural exchange.

Twenty-seven students and four adults from Nasinu Teacher Training College, Suva in Fiji arrive in New Zealand as guests of Auckland's Primary Teacher's College.

Here in New Zealand they visit factories, farms and schools first hand. The highlight of their tour being a stay on two Bay of Plenty marae, Bethlehem in Tauranga and Tarewa iin Rotorua, where they where welcomed, entertained and were entertaining, as they learned. On these marae they were received as relatives from the mythical homeland, Hawaiki.

But where is Hawaiki? A short explanation of how prevalent Hawaiki features in Māori oratory, oral histories, including genesis and migration stories.

One of the planners instrumental in bringing the students to New Zealand was second year student Barbara Allen who speaks with Haare Williams.

Waiata: Miles From Nowhere (Cat Stevens).

Kaikōrero: Inise Koroi (Lecturer of English at Nasinu Teachers College).

Kaikōrero: Diana Simmons (Student Teacher), Vinod Masi (Education Lecturer), Neville Goodwin (Head of Education).

Kaikōrero: Joe Feleti Tanodo [spelling of name may contain errors] speaks about the "Kava" Ceremony known as Yaqona (pron. Yan-gho-nah) in Fiji.

Kaikōrero receiving the Fijian koha of Tanoa (Kava bowl) is kaumātua Patarika Ruhi.

Kaikōrero: Des Bodley (Head of Education Auckland Teachers College).

Poem: "The Kauri Tree" {read by Haare Williams}.

Waiata: Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens).

{NB.Commercial music has been removed from the online catalogue recordings due to copyright restrictions}.

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Year 1975

Reference number 45264

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Allen, Barbara
Koroi, Inise
Simmons, Diane, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Masi, Vinod, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Tarnodo, Joe Faliti, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Bodley, D. L. (Des), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Radio New Zealand (estab. 1989), Broadcaster
Williams, Haare, 1940-, Host

Duration 00:22:00

Date 12 Jun 1975

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