“Indian person running the marae - some people they make a laugh of it.”

Arriving from Fiji, newly-wed Halima Stewart headed straight to Tapu Te Ranga Marae where she raised three kids with husband Bruce. Halima and her two youngest, Hirini and Kirihia, talk about balancing between their Māori and Indian heritage, and reflect on their marae that burned down in 2019.

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Conversations With My Immigrant Parents is a podcast/video series where immigrant whānau have conversations they normally wouldn’t, crossing barriers of language, generation, and expectation 

Co-hosts and producers Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu travelled Aotearoa meeting families from different countries, sitting in as they spoke to each other about love, disappointment, what home means to them - and where home really is. 

Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.