Today is all about weeds! What they are, how Europeans and Māori viewed them and even a bit on how Pākehā used them as a justification for colonisation (no, seriously). We also talk a bit about harvesting as well!
We start our look at Māori horticulture talking about the challenges and ingenuity of Māori upon arriving in Aotearoa. Specifically, the climate in their new home and how that affected the tropical plants they knew and loved.
We talk to the head of Te Papa Tongarewa's Repatriation Team all about the repatriation of Māori and Moriori human remains from overseas. We talk about what it involves and why it's important to Aotearoa! I would like to thank Te Herekiekie for taking the time to chat to me and the wider Te Papa team for helping to get it all organised.
Our first interview! We chat to James Holt, someone who knows a lot more about Māori music than I do! We discuss modern Māori music from Stan Walker to Herbs to Alien Weaponry, as well as a variety of tangents as well.
A short trailer for the History of Aotearoa New Zealand! If you are new, come on in and see what we are about! If you are a regular listener, you can safely ignore. Unless you want to hear it, then that's cool too!
This episode we look at the realm of Hineraukatauri, goddess of flutes. We primarily look at the kōauau, what it was, how it was made, what it was used for and of course how it sounded! We also talk briefly about the rehu and whio!
We continue looking at taonga pūoro with some more shells, this time from land snails, along with the realms of Hine Pū Te Hue, goddess of gourds, Tāwhirimātea, lord of winds and storms and Papatuānuku, the Earth Mother.
We continue the story of Barnet Burns in which he finally gets himself settled into his new life until he hits a few, shall we say, bumps in the road including being captured and experiencing his first proper battle, which he led soldiers in!
We take a bit of a break from our regular programming to bring you some episodes about an English trader that came to Aotearoa, Barnet Burns! (Yes, I did cover this in the Pax Britannica episode but there will be new things in this too!)