Story: Māori radio – reo irirangi

Kīngi Tāhiwi

Kīngi Tāhiwi (at right) stands at the microphone beside some oddly dressed characters in a street broadcast outside the 2ZB studios in Wellington. Tāhiwi was a prominent broadcaster for 2ZB, but when the Second World War broke out he became a pilot officer. He made this recording in London on 6 July 1942. Several months later he was killed when flying in action over North Africa.

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Reference: Peter Downes and Peter Harcourt, Voices in the air: radio broadcasting in New Zealand, a documentary. Wellington: Methuen in association with Radio New Zealand, 1976, p. 103

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Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Kingi Tahiwi from London, 1942/Reference number ID31663)

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Piripi Walker, 'Māori radio – reo irirangi - First decades of Māori radio', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/42952/kingi-tahiwi (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Piripi Walker, published 22 Oct 2014