Kahikatea Tu Te Uru 2014
Kahikatea is a project run by Auckland City Council and members of the homeless community. Its based around the urban Maori populace who are currently dislocated, have no connections to their cultural heritage, their Iwi or Hapu. this Hikoi was designed to follow the journey of Hape, from Hawaiki to Aotearoa highlighting the fact that when the great waka left Hawaiki, they were homeless. We followed his journey through the Waitamata, into the Tamaki estuary, and out west into the Manakau Harbour, finishing the journey at Karangahape Rd, where Hape welcomed the five great waka to Aotearoa. We stopped into each Hapu/Marae along the passage Hape took through Tāmaki Makaurau.
This was the first Broadcast outside of the city mission, in an exhibition space called RM Gallery on Samoa House lane. The show was called ELECTIONS 2014, with Radio NFA occupying the archive room. We were still in our infancy, learning how to interact with the radio, but we were full of energy and drive to succeed (and still are). We used the space to have a couple of Hui to plan out the next steps for NFA
The big launch of Radio NFA, 8th August 2014 at the Auckland City Mission. Awesome day! Thank you to Awatea Hawke of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for blessing the launch. We had live music broadcasting on 87.7 fm (which reached just outside the front door), and a massive feed – so thanks to those who brought Kai in, and to those who turned up to help us celebrate the launch!