Story: Māori radio – reo irirangi

Selwyn Muru

Selwyn Muru (centre), a noted orator from the far north, delivers his whaikōrero (speech) at the opening ceremony for Auckland University's Waipapa marae in 1988. Muru joined the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation's Māori Programmes Section in the 1970s. In this extract from a 1977 episode of Te puna wai korero, he explains examples of Māori oral literature.

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University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Photographic Archive
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Photograph by Andree Brett

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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 (Te Puna Wai Korero 19 Feb 1977/Reference number ID44065)

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Piripi Walker, 'Māori radio – reo irirangi - Broadcasting Māori music and speech, 1960s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Piripi Walker, published 22 Oct 2014