Friday, May 24, 2013

S.S. Ventnor Historical Trail

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

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