The Radio NZ Documentary about the S.S. Ventnor Historical Trail and the very memorable road trip to the far North to commemorate Ching Ming will begin broadcasting tomorrow afternoon from 2:30pm on the Afternoons Programme with Jim Mora.
This is a four part documentary, so each 12 minute segment will
broadcast at the same time each Friday over the next month as follows:
Fri 24 May, 2:30pm: Part 1 – 499 Hungry Ghosts
This opening programme introduces the history, the powhiri at Te Roroa HQ and the Bei Jey ceremony at Kawerua Beach.
Fri 31 May, 2:30pm: Part 2 – Bei Jey, what about aspects of Tapu?
This segment focuses on discussing difference in cultural rituals with
members of our community and Kaumatua Alex Nathan from Te Roroa Iwi
during the Bei Jey ceremony at Kawerua Beach.
Fri 7 June, 2:30pm: Part 3 – the pilgrimage to Mitimiti
This segment focuses on travelling to Mitimiti, the powhiri at Te Matihetihe Marae and the unveiling of the Red Gate Plaque
Fri 14 June, 2:30pm: Part 4 – Appeasing ancestors
This segment focuses on interviews with the descendants of Choi Sew
Hoy, the Skipper who fishes off the Ventnor wreck and Wong Liu Shueng on
appeasing our ancestors.
If you miss the live broadcast you will be able to listen the podcast after it has been posted by going online to our website www.radionz.co.nz