Pioneering Māori broadcaster Airini Grenell broadcasts on the southern South Island non-commercial station 4ZB with John McFarlane (left) and Ian Watkins in the 1930s. She was a familiar and much-loved voice on New Zealand radio for four decades. This early 1950s audio clip from the series Song and story of the Maori demonstrates her immaculate delivery in both Māori and English.
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Reference: Peter Downes and Peter Harcourt, Voices in the air: radio broadcasting in New Zealand, a documentary. Wellington: Methuen in association with Radio New Zealand, 1976, p. 110
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