Kawakawa

It’s been 6 weeks since Ngati Hine Health Trust held a small blessing service to open their Matairiri Community Studio in Kawakawa. And its been busy busy ever since says Station Manager Helen Locke. The site in the Pokapu Centre is ideal, she says, there’s lots of foot traffic, people keep calling in and often they’re steered by Amadonna into the studio for a korero. That’s Amadonna Jakeman, who’s on the air from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday in her Meinga Meinga Slot. She’s the perfect person for the job everyone agrees , with the personality, the aroha, the reo and the whanau knowledge to drive the programme.