Collection: Rūaumoko Komiti – Māori Deaf

Tihei mauri ora! Māori Deaf are here! SignDNA is proud to present the Māori Deaf collection of historic archival taonga. The majority of the Māori Deaf collection was donated by the Rūaumoko Komiti, with invaluable footage of wānanga, hīkoi, and other important kōrero. There are also interviews with the late Patrick Thompson, Ivan Tamepo and Michael Wi. All te reo Māori content has captions added by SignDNA in order to make them more accessible. SignDNA looks forward to increasing our collection of Māori Deaf archival taonga, please get in touch with us if you have any you would like to donate. Tēnā koutou.

  • Collection: Rūaumoko Komiti – Māori Deaf
  • All items: 24
  • Videos: 24
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  1. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    A Day in the Life of Rūaumoko Marae

    Insight into the preparations that go into a powhiri onto Rūaumoko Marae, and rare footage of the powhiri itself, followed by an interview with Patrick Thompson.

  2. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    A korero with Riwia Fox, Māori NZSL interpreter

    Riwia Fox, an interpreter is interviewed about her work as a trilingual interpreter. At that time, Riwia was one of only two qualified NZSL interpreters in New Zealand who are Māori, with the other being Stephanie Awheto.

  3. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Being Māori Deaf: Interview with Patrick Thompson

    Raw footage of an interview with Patrick Thompson attempting to connect with a Māori culture he was denied growing up. Patrick provides a voice for Māori Deaf, to grow understanding about the challenges they face, and to promote the importance of NZSL.

  4. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Connecting with Māori culture: an interview with Joanne Klaver

    Raw footage of an interview with solo mother Joanne Klaver, attempting to connect with a Māori culture she was denied growing up, and one of her two sons, Charles, who is also Deaf.

  5. 1993
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Hilda Tamepo celebrates her 50th at ADS!

    Hilda Tamepo celebrates her 50th birthday at the Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms. The joyous event includes speeches, dancing, and lots of food!

  6. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Hunga Turi: Māori Deaf have their first accessible stay on a marae

    ‘Te Karare’ was present to witness members of the Māori Deaf community have their first accessible stay on Kokohinau marae.

  7. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    John Rua participates in a taiaha course

    John Rua participates in an annual taiaha course and as a participant, he leads a pōwhiri, welcoming the visitors. ‘Te Karere’ visits the course to film John and find out more from his course instructors.

  8. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Mai Time features NZSL!

    Mai Time made one of their episodes accessible in NZSL to mark Deaf Awareness Week 1999. KDEC’s sign singing choir and Patrick Thompson made an appearance along with as did Rūaumoko Marae’s kapa haka roopu.

  9. 1995
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Michael Wi, Māori Deaf

    Michael Wi, is profiled on ‘Marae’, where he shares his experience of growing up as Māori Deaf in a paheka-centric education environment, and learning as an adult about tikanga Māori, and marae protocols.

  10. 2002
    Video — Donated by Kevin & Lynette Pivac Image of Kevin & Lynette Pivac

    Māori & Pacific Island Deaf play against Japan Deaf Rugby XV

    TVNZ’s Marae programme features the friendly game between Deaf Māori & Pacific Island Invitational XV and the Japan Deaf Rugby team. It includes the pre-match team talk with coach Richard Peri, karakia from kaumatua Ivan Tamepo, and discussions with assistant Togia Lanefale. It concludes with highlights of the match which was closely fought but finally won by Japan 20-17.

  11. 2001
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Māori Deaf Wānanga

    Wānanga held in 2001, involving both Deaf and hearing Māori, focusing on NZSL skills, learning about community and culture as well as socialising and having fun.

  12. 1991
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Māori Deaf and Deaf education

    A look at the cultural education needs of Māori Deaf students. Māori Deaf are likely to experience more barriers in the education sector. Interviews undertaken by ‘Marae’ shows us that the multiple cultural identities of Māori Deaf are not completely accommodated for with aspirations on how to resolve this.

  13. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Māori Deaf join foreshore hīkoi

    Māori Deaf participating in a hīkoi (protest march) in support of Māori claims of ownership of the New Zealand foreshore and seabed.

  14. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Patrick Thompson discusses upcoming wānanga for Māori Deaf

    Patrick Thompson is interviewed on the ‘Marae’ programme, a bilingual Māori and English language current affairs show, about setting up a wānanga to enable Māori Deaf to access te reo Maori and Tikanga Maori.

  15. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Patrick Thompson’s ‘Te Hēteri’ interview - unedited footage

    Unedited footage of Patrick Thompson’s ‘Te Hēteri’ interview at the famed Star Sign Cafe on Auckland’s Dominion Road in 2004.

  16. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    The Māori Deaf world: Interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Stephanie Awheto and Michael Wi

    This raw, edited footage consists of interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Michael Wi and Stephanie Awheto - a trilingual interpreter, on topics relevant in the Māori Deaf world.

  17. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    The experiences of Māori Deaf

    This segment from Māori TV’s Te Hēteri focuses on the experiences of Māori Deaf, catching up with Patrick Thompson, Whiti Ronaki, and Hemi Hema.

  18. 1991
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Two Deaf children sign a karakia

    A karakia, the Lord’s Prayer, is given by two Deaf children using NZSL for the ‘Marae’ television series. This clip also contains Māori captions of the te reo Māori lyrics.

  19. 1979
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Trans-Tasman Deaf Games: Opening Ceremony and sports

    Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.

  20. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Opening of the Advance Centre

    The opening of the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region, attended by Hon Ruth Dyson, Minister for Disability Issues, and Patrick Thompson - Māori Deaf leader.

  21. 2002
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Auckland Schools for Deaf: 60th Reunion

    Weekend celebrations are kickstarted with a Māori Deaf kapa haka group to perform a haka powhiri. Vintage teachers such as Les Bury briefly summarise their experiences of working in Deaf education over the years.

  22. 2000
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    Deaf Association of New Zealand 2000

    A look at the work of the New Zealand Association of the Deaf, presented by Judy Bailey.

  23. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Deaf Association opens its new Auckland office

    The Deaf Association of New Zealand opens its new offices on Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland in November 1999.

  24. 1959
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Te Pakanga O Whau – The Battle of Whau: Drama by Kelston School for the Deaf

    The Battle of Whau: a drama by Kelston Deaf students for the opening ceremony of Kelston School for the Deaf, 7th November 1959.