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Ngā Taonga Kōrero

These four online exhibitions showcase the collection of te reo Māori recordings, Ngā Taonga Kōrero. This collection of Māori radio programmes broadcast by Radio New Zealand (RNZ) and its predecessors between the 1940s and the 1980s are a rich resource of Māori language recordings. They span many iwi and allow us to again hear the voices of those that are now lost to us.

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Maioha – Te Reo o te Māreikura

Maioha is a collection of radio interviews with Māori women, originally broadcast in 1993. It was a project instigated by the Waiatarau Branch of Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko i te Ora, The Māori Women’s Welfare League (MWWL), to mark the International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples and the centenary of Women’s Suffrage.

Te Hokinga Mai o Te Rua Tekau mā Waru

This exhibition hightlights the speeches, supporting waiata and haka delivered to soldiers of the celebrated 28th Māori Battalion as they arrived in Wellington in January 1946. This is the second of four exhibitions from Ngā Taonga Kōrero, the archive of RNZ’s Māori radio programmes and a rare opportunity to connect with important voices from our past.

Te Reo Pāpāho

Te Reo Pāpāho is the story of te reo on air. Hear the broadcasters who championed te reo Māori on radio from the early days through to the 1940s when the first regular fully te reo radio programmes began, and on to the Māori cultural renaissance of the 1970s. 

Te Pūtaketanga o Ngā Taonga Kōrero

Ko te pāhotanga mātāmua i tō mātou pātaka Ngā Taonga Kōrero (te pātaka Māori a RNZ), koia tēnā, ko te hui i tū ai i Ngāruawāhia…

The earliest broadcast recording archived in our Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection (the archive of RNZ’s Māori radio programmes) is from the hui held at Ngāruawāhia in March 1938…