The Te Reo Boom | Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival
12 May 2019 10:00am — 11:30am
SCOTTY & STACEY MORRISON in conversation with PAULETTE TAMATI-ELLIFFE & KOMENE CASSIDY chaired by GUYON ESPINER
Otago Boys’ High School Auditorium
PRESENTED BY Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival
SUPPORTED BY NZ National Commission for UNESCO Otago Polytechnic
In 2018 Stuff reported on te reo Māori courses “selling out as fast as tickets for Ed Sheeran or Adele”. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently pledged to ensure that a million New Zealanders can kōrero with confidence in te reo Māori by 2040. We gather four energetic te reo advocates to take the pulse of one of New Zealand’s official languages: Scotty and Stacey Morrison (authors of Māori Made Easy and Māori at Home), and local te reo champions Paulette Tamati-Elliffe and Komene Cassidy. Chaired by the man who got Don Brash all flustered for “spouting on” in te reo Māori on RNZ: Guyon Espiner.
This event includes waiata by He Waka Kōtuia. Please note that space is limited so admission cannot be guaranteed.