A Day in the Life of Rūaumoko Marae

  • Turi Māori
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.

This raw, edited footage consists of Kelston Deaf Education Centre students preparing for a powhiri at Rūaumoko Marae. The powhiri is shown in full including korero and waiata. Later footage includes an interview with Patrick Thompson.

Rūaumoko Marae has for a long time been a valuable heart of the Māori Deaf community. Based at the Kelston Deaf Education Centre, the young students that use it daily give it life and energy, allowing Rūaumoko to embrace and support the community. This video shows students and staff preparing for a powhiri, and even shows the powhiri itself from inside the Marae. It's like being there all over again!

As part of a documentary on Māori Deaf, ‘Te Hēteri’, a programme screened by Māori TV, met with Māori Deaf over several occasions, specifically shadowing Patrick Thompson. The interviewer is astounded to discover that Patrick received a two-and-a-half thousand dollar bill for NZSL interpreting. This was for a Māori Youth conference that Patrick was supporting Māori Deaf Youth to go to.

This is raw footage of the edited documentary “The experiences of Māori Deaf”, available at https://signdna.org/video/the-experiences-of-maori-deaf/

Please note, only audio content has been captioned, not NZSL responses. SignDNA has limited resources and is always on the look out for captioners - hearing volunteers who can caption the audio content and NZSL users who can caption the NZSL content. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch with SignDNA.

Produced by:
Māori Television
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Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, RUA11-01-MD04