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Kia ora e hoa, in this issue we listened to an Aunt Daisy radio recording for some cooking inspo… with mixed results. We share our DocEdge film screening details and revisit a classic blog about the Ahipara Women’s Fire Brigade. E tohatoha atu ana mātou i ngā taonga a Ngāti Tūwharetoa, ā, ka tuku aunoatia e mātou tētahi koha kōpae ataata. We share taonga from Ngāti Tūwharetoa and have another giveaway of a DVD prize pack.

The Fall of the Blancmange

Blancmange ingredients.
We recreated a recipe from 1950s radio. What happened next... will shock you! 😱

The iconic Aunt Daisy provided advice, recipes and companionship to thousands of New Zealanders for decades. Our sound archives have dozens of recordings of her shows and we attempted to follow a recipe for a blancmange from a 1950 broadcast. It's harder than it sounds! Read the blog for more and have a go yourself.


DocEdge and DocEdge Schools

The Royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
DocEdge returns with some of the finest documentaries from Aotearoa and around the world! More than 80 films are screening 3 June – 11 July. Ngā Wai e Rua: Stories of Us, our exploration of encounters between Māori and non-Māori, will be screening in cinemas and online. It’s also part of DocEdge Schools, allowing classrooms to consider the rich dual histories of our nation.

The Ahipara Women's Fire Brigade

Ahipara Women's Fire Brigade.
When fire strikes in rural New Zealand, who will come to the rescue? In the far North of the 1960s, the Ahipara Women’s Fire Brigade were on the job. This blog from 2017 delves into a fascinating recording of the Brigade, and manages to uncover the identities of many of those involved.
Ahipara Women's Fire Brigade

Tirohia a Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Mehemea nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa koe, kei te ako rānei i ngā kōrero a Ngāti Tūwharetoa, tēnā whakatōmene mai ki ēnei taonga. Kei te ipurangi te katoa o ēnei taonga, whakarongo mai, mātakitaki mai ki tā te ngākau e hiahiatia nei.

Kōrero mai ngā tāonga i whai ngākaunuitanga, i whaipānga rānei koe i āu tōmenetanga mō ngā kōrero o Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

If you are from Ngāti Tūwharetoa, or are learning about them, try delving into these Ngāti Tūwharetoa titles in our collection. They’re all online so you can play and listen to them at your leisure.

We’d like to hear about your experiences of finding taonga Maori in the catalogue. Tell us your favourite piece from this collection, or one interesting thing you learn while exploring the kōrero of the iwi.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa

DVD Prize Pack

New Zealand band Mi-Sex

We have a special DVD prize pack to give away! It’s New Zealand Music Month, and Tech Week runs 22-30 May. To cover both bases, take a look at the 1979 Mi-Sex hit “Computer Games” in our online exhibition Playback – Te Rongotuaruatanga.

The band perform in the virtual world and have a go using a chaotic printer.

To win a DVD prize pack of features and documentaries, watch the video and answer this question – which computer building did the band sneak into? 

Email your answer to The winner will be drawn at 4pm on Friday 21 May.

Computer Games

From the Collections

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All images from the collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, except where noted:
1) Courtesy David Klein
2) Still from The Royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, F2464.
3) Ahipara Women's Fire Brigade – Courtesy Te Ahu Museum, Kaitaia
4) Mi-Sex, "Computer Games", F87699.
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