New Stuff podcast serves up fresh takeaways from Waitangi

As the politicians, crowds and media descend upon Waitangi, Stuff senior reporter Joel Maxwell and Taurapa, Stuff kaihautū reo Māori, are gearing up to deliver their insights from the taumata and behind the scenes through their new podcast, Kōtamutamu – Waitangi Takeaways. Joel and Taurapa, both from Te Rarawa, caught up with producer Katie Doyle (Ngāpuhi) ahead of the first episode.

Read this story in te reo Māori and English here. / Pānuitia tēnei i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā ki konei.

Katie: So to start with, can you tell me about the name Kōtamutamu – what it means and where it came from?

Taurapa: I got the word “kōtamutamu” from Tīmoti [Kāretu]. He shared with my class a phrase, “hei kōtamutamu māu i te rori” which means “something for you to nibble at on the road”. It references the tangata whenua giving leftover kai to the manuhiri, so they’ve got something to take away with them on their journey home.

Link to video and article: Kōtamutamu: New Stuff podcast serves up fresh takeaways from Waitangi | Stuff.co.nz


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