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Te Whē

Te Whē

By Auckland Pride//Te Tīmatanga
Auckland Pride with the support of Rainbow Youth have produced Te Whē, a seven episode podcast series. Hosted by our Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui Hāmiora Bailey and Creative Director Elyssia Wilson-Heti facilitating kōrero around a multitude of provocations with guests Ramon Te Wake, Meghan Collins, Amy Lautogo, Tangaroa Paul, Atarangi Anderson, Tu Chapman and Blaise Clotworthy.

Get an intimate look into the making of Auckland Pride's first takatāpui festival, Te Tīmatanga with kōrero from the artists, organisers and collaborators. Episodes were recorded in the Albert Park Caretaker's cottage.
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Te Whē - Episode 4: Ki Nga Tangata with Meghan Collins, Elyssia Wilson-Heti & Hāmiora Bailey

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Te Whē - Bonus Ep with Ramon Te Wake & Hāmiora Bailey
We’ve been reflecting on the importance of Whakapapa while sitting with this special bonus episode of our Te Whē podcast. Takatāpui elders have left a legacy of excellence and pride from the very first gay liberation protest - these change makers and visionaries worked informed by the efforts of our shared elders, and blazed the trail for us to create our own pride.  In this bonus episode of Te Whē we talk to Ramon Te Wake, a mokopuna of movements and a tuakana for the queer arts. We discuss Ramon’s legacy, her interdisciplinary practice and illustrious career, the importance of understanding our tuakiri and protecting ourselves with toolkits, and the joy that is being in relationship with our forebears.   Ramon has been a dancer, a singer, a show host on “Takatāpui” by Māori Television (2004) and an aclaimed director. without her efforts in championing and recording our collective history Te Tīmatanga would not have been able to exist. To use her own analogy of the future of Queer Arts, if Ramon is on the train we’re never getting off. Thanks to Rainbow Youth and Auckland Council for making this podcast possible. Explore the Te Tīmatanga digital experience online here: www.aucklandpride.org.nz/te-timatanga
32:30
May 10, 2022
Te Whē - Episode 6: Te Ira Tangata with Tu Chapman & Hāmiora Bailey
Representing intersex people at the United Nations, creating and hosting Wānanga Takātapui 2022 discussion on moko, belonging to Hui Takatāpui ki Mataatua, Tu Chapman is an advocate and leader for Takatāpui across the Motu and the global stage. Tu was instrumental in the birth of Te Tīmatanga and helped steer the kaupapa enabling it to be what it ultimately became. As a Rangatira Tu is generous with her kōrero and inspires listeners to understand that through whakapapa, we belong. Listen to Episode 5 of Te Whē on Apple Podcasts and Spotify today. Thanks to Rainbow Youth and Auckland Council for making this podcast possible. Explore the Te Tīmatanga digital experience online here: www.aucklandpride.org.nz/te-timatanga
41:05
March 23, 2022
Te Whē - Episode 5: Te Kune with Atarangi Anderson & Hāmiora Bailey
In the fifth episode of Te Whē our Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui Hāmiora speaks with Atarangi Anderson (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngati Hauiti) a multidisciplinary artist most well known for their painting & barkcloth making. For Te Tīmatanga Atarangi created a work titled Te Āhuru Mōwai using Aute (Barkcloth), Kōkōwai and Kauri gum - this episode explores her connection to whenua and how she creates her pieces. Explore the Te Tīmatanga digital experience online here: www.aucklandpride.org.nz/te-timatanga This Podcast was made possible with the support of Rainbow Youth.
33:16
March 20, 2022
Te Whē - Episode 4: Ki Nga Tangata with Meghan Collins, Elyssia Wilson-Heti & Hāmiora Bailey
This episode is essential listening for pākehā working in pākehā organisations. It's a beautiful kōrero led by our Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui Hāmiora Bailey with two wāhine toa, Meghan Collins (Rainbow Youth) and Elyssia Wilson-Heti (Auckland Pride, FAFSWAG) that encourages people to get uncomfortable and challenge colonial institutions and practises. There is so much juciness in this episode about the real benefits of coalition and sharing resources to support dreams.
49:34
March 15, 2022
Te Whē - Episode 3: Te Rea with Amy Lautogo & Tangaroa Paul
Fat fashion designer Amy Lautogo and PHD student, model, and poi artist Tangaroa Paul join Creative Director and fat activist Elyssia Wilson-Heti to interrogate fat phobia within Pride and how to be a co-conspirator against white supremacy. This episode is full of empowerment, passion and hatred towards flimsy deck chairs. Tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere you get your fix. Check out Amy's label here: Infamy Apparel  Explore the Te Tīmatanga digital experience online here: www.aucklandpride.org.nz/te-timatanga This Podcast was made possible with the support of Rainbow Youth.
39:45
March 08, 2022
Te Whē - Episode 2: He Whaka Wharikihia with Blaise Clotworthy and Hāmiora Bailey
In our second episode of Te Whē Hāmiora Bailey and Blaise Clotworthy (Te Tūāpapa Mate Āraikore o Aotearoa/New Zealand AIDS Foundation) discuss the whakapapa of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt Project and how Takatāpui and rainbow communities can be better mokopuna of those we lost in the epidemic. This episode is essential listening for hapori wanting to connect to our collective queer history. Look forward to more episodes with guests Ramon Te Wake, Meghan Collins, Amy Lautogo, Tangaroa Paul, Atarangi Anderson and Tu Chapman. Learn more about PrEP here: www.endinghiv.org.nz/PrEP Explore the Te Tīmatanga digital experience here: www.aucklandpride.org.nz/te-timatanga This podcast was made possible with the support of Rainbow Youth and Auckland Council.
37:43
March 03, 2022
Te Whē - Episode 1: Te Puna with Hāmiora Bailey and Elyssia Wilson-Heti
In this first episode of Te Whē Creative Director, Elyssia Wilson-Heti, interviews Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui, Hāmiora Bailey, about his intention and process behind brining Auckland Pride's first Takatāpui festival Te Tīmatanga to life.  Look forward to seven more episodes with guests Ramon Te Wake, Meghan Collins, Amy Lautogo, Tangaroa Paul, Atarangi Anderson, Tu Chapman and Blaise Clotworthy. Explore the Te Tīmatanga digital experience online here: www.aucklandpride.org.nz/te-timatanga This Podcast was made possible with the support of Rainbow Youth. 
51:31
March 01, 2022