I tēnei ata kei te Hōtaka Parakuihi: Dr Lara Greaves in on the line for another rivetingPolitical Commentary; Sam Low chats about the history of Sweet and Sour pork in Breakfast Food; Writer and taonga pūoro practitioner Ruby Solly (Kai Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) popped in for a kōrero about her music, mahi and the awesome series 'Oro'; and living legend Patricia (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Ati Awa) phones up to talk about her new memoir! Whakarongo mai nei!
Canterbury environementalist are protesting today in front of Envrionment Canterbury's offices to protest the agency's decision to grant a ten year extension to an environmental consent of a highly controversial irrigation scheme. The spokesperson of one of the groups, Aotearoa Water Action, spoke to Justin.
A new report by the Otago University in Wellington discovered that five per cent of houses in New Zealand are lacking basic amenities including drinkable tap water, electricity or a toilet. The report's lead author Helen Vickers is a Research Fellow at Otago University in Wellington's He Kāinga Oranga programme. She spoke to Justin about the report.
Auckland-based energy company Lodestone is planning to build five solar farms across the North Island and generate enough power for 55,000 households while conducting dairy farming on the side. The company's Director for Development Daniel Cunningham spoke to reporter James Tapp.
Ruby Solly (Kai Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) is a musician, writer and taonga puoro practitioner who is in Tāmaki Makaurau for the Auckland Writer's festival this week. Tune in to hear about Oro the series she has curated for the festival exploring the intersections of music, Te Ao Māori and writing. Whakarongo mai nei!
Dr. Lara Greaves is our political commentator i tēnei wiki, and today she chats to us about accusations of racism towards Judith Collins and the Māori Party being sent out of Parliament last night. She also talks about the public sector wage freeze, and what's been happening with voting regarding the establishment of Māori wards around the country. Whakarongo mai.
Sam is in the studio and i tēnei ata he's sharing the history and cultural significance of Sweet and Sour Pork - from being a survival dish for the first Chinese communities in 19th century United States, to the Fish and Chip and Chinese Takeaways we love in Aotearoa today. Whakarongo mai, and also check out Sam's recs for the best sweet and sour pork in Tāmaki.