Many stories being told.
Alongside the Black Paintings series, which still continues, Hotere’s political works have also continued. When Aramoana, a wetland near his Port Chalmers home, was proposed as the site for an aluminium smelter, Hotere was vocal in his opposition, and produced the Aramoana series of paintings. Similarly, he produced series protesting against a controversial rugby tour by New Zealand of apartheid-era South Africa (Black Union Jack) in 1981, and the sinking of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior (Black rainbow) in 1985. More recently, his reactions to Middle-East politics have resulted in works such as Jerusalem, Jerusalem and This might be a double cross jack.
Hui made me cry on set of ‘Good Morning’. I had some very intense interviews about awful events, but the only time I cried on set was when Hui would not let me leave the group when they did a Karakia and Waiata for us. I cannot put into words what an amazing and spiritual experience it was to be included with them. ha, tears are rolling now. Sad news. It should be raining.
The most memorable voice of New Zealand hit song Poi-E has lost her battle with cancer.
“Nanny” Hui Kahu, 73, died this morning at her home in Hawera.
Known best for her work as the vocalist and poi soloist for the Patea Maori Club, those close to her say her death has left a cloud over Taranaki.