A bibliography of writing by Māori in English
Wiremu Waru (Bill) Puru
"To be Māori." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 32 Apr. 1990: 14. Album Supplement.
Puru wrote this song for the 1990 Song Quest.
"I’m Comin Home." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 32 Apr. 1990: 18.
"Kia Maharatia." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 32 Apr. 1990: 18.
In Māori and English.
"E Tu! A ‘Celebration of new Māori Music’ Concert." Biochemical Journal 99 (1966): 10.
Puru provides an account of the performance of Māori artists at Aotearoa Radio’s Christmas Party held at the Gluepot on 20 December and writes of four Māori artists who have released tracks in the previous three months: Billy T. K., Moana and the Moahunters, Tama Renata "Workshop", and Upper Hutt Posse.
"Kiwi Scratch For Big Bucks." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 25 (Sept. 1989): 14.
Puru writes of gambling in New Zealand and outlines the odds of winning at Kiwi Scratch and Lotto.
"Tainui decision a good one." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 26 (Oct. 1989): 16.
Puru writes of the implications of the Appeal Court’s ruling supporting the Tainui Trust Board’s opposition to the government’s proposed sale of Coalcorp.
"Upoko Whakahaere hits airwaves." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 27 (Nov. 1989): 8.
Puru writes of Charlie Berryman’s appointment as Head of Māori Education at Carrington Polytech in June 1989.
"John Rowles Interview: Sunday 14th Jan, White Heron Lodge." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 29 (Jan. 1990): 3-5,10.
Rowles discusses with Puru aspects of his singing career and life in Hawaii.
"Kelly Everndern: Interview with Bill Puru." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 29 (Jan. 1990): 7.
In this interview Everndern discusses his match with Glynn Clayenden at the Benson & Hedges tennis tournament and Puru also interviews Steve Guy after his win over Miloslav Mecir.
"Tae Kwon Do - Helping Young Māori." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 32 (Apr. 1990): 23.
Puru provides a brief history of Tae Kwon Do and describes the work of Shim Sang Sool, a Korean Master Instructor of Tae Kwon Do who has assisted Betty Wark at Arohanui in her work with rangatahi.
"Te Roopu Waiata Māori." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 35 (Aug. 1990): 5.
Puru writes an account of a concert by the National Māori Choir, Te Roopu Waiata Māori, held at the Aotea Centre on 15 July 1990.
"Launching Ranginui Walker’s New Book: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou/ Struggle Without End." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 36 (Sept. 1990): 12.
An account of the hui held to launch Ranginui Walker’s book Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou.
"Joanna Paul Interview." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 40 (Jan. 1991): 7.
Paul discusses her work as a news presenter on TV3.
"Hussein Could Win This." In ‘Nga Rongo Kōrero.’ Te Iwi o Aotearoa 41 (Feb. 1991): 2.
Puru writes a pro-Hussein and anti-American viewpoint of the Gulf War and cites the example of the battle of Ohaewai of July 1845 as a possible model for Hussein to emulate.
"No Māori In The Gulf War." In ‘Nga Rongo Kōrero.’ Te Iwi o Aotearoa 41 (Feb. 1991): 2.
Puru argues for consultation with the Māori Congress before Māori are sent to the Gulf War.
"Kahungunu Dundee Teaches The Hard Way." ’ Te Iwi o Aotearoa 41 (Feb. 1991): 5.
Puru writes of the work of Te Apatu Farms and Recreational Trust’s teaching programme for rangatahi which is supervised by Hoani Winiata.
"Posse in the States." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 41 (Feb. 1991): 13.
An account of the 1990 American tour by the Māori rap group "Upper Hutt Posse" who were invited to participate in the Nation of Islam celebrations.
"New Years Eve - Rotorua Soundshell." In ‘Nga Rongo Kōrero.’ Te Iwi o Aotearoa 41 (Feb. 1991): 14.
A review of the New Year’s Eve concert of Māori entertainment at the Rotorua Soundshell.
"Black Katz: New Album." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 41 (Feb. 1991): 16.
Puru reviews the Black Katz 1990 album "Te Tiriti o Waitangi Tangata Whenua".
"Filming of ‘Ruby and Rata’." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 28 (Dec. 1989): 22.
Rev. of Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Māori Culture, by Cleve Barlow. Te Iwi o Aotearoa 42 (Mar. 1991): 16.
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