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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