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He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020

He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020

He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020 He mihi ki a koe e Huirangi: April 14, 2020, 16.53 MB
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Last week, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru passed away. We touched on the gravity of this loss on The Wire on Thursday but time hadn’t really allowed for a proper tribute. Over the weekend, these tributes flowed. One in particular caught Lillian's eye. Marae, the tv programme on TVNZ on Sunday mornings, had transformed its programming format in order to act as an actual marae for the show so that people around the motu can acknowledge and pay tribute to Huirangi, as they would on a marae at a tangi. Covid19 rāhui restrictions have meant that tangihanga have not been able to occur as they normally would and this has been a huge source of pain for many. Scotty Morrison is the presenter of Marae TV and Lillian spoke to him to understand more about why they decided to do what they did, and started by asking him to explain a bit about Huirangi Waikerepuru himself, and why such an acknowledgement was necessary.