Story: Māori radio – reo irirangi

Bill Kerekere, 1977

Wiremu (Bill) Kerekere (left) greets W. Whaanga at the Māori Leadership Ball, in Wellington in 1977. From 1964 Kerekere (of Ngāti Porou) assisted Leo Fowler in running the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation's Māori Programmes Section. He was also a musician, songwriter and leader of Gisborne's renowned Waihīrere Māori Club. This audio clip is an extract from his popular series on Māori words and phrases.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/4513/22
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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 (Bill Kerekere with Maori words and phrasesy/Reference number ID55399)

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How to cite this page:

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/42957/bill-kerekere-1977 (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Piripi Walker, published 22 Oct 2014