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A New Place to Stand | He Tūrangawaewae Hou

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)
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Before WWI 90 per cent of Māori lived in rural tribal communities; by the mid 1970s almost 80% lived in cities. This rapid shift, one of the fastest in the world, altered for ever the way language, tikanga and identity spread among Māori in Aotearoa. Exploring what being Māori means today, author Brad Haami looks back to the experience of the first migrants and traces the course of urbanisation over the succeeding years. Brad will be in conversation with Dr Ella Henry, whose own story features in Urban Māori.
Bradford Haami, originally of the Ngāti Awa tribe of Whakatāne, is now based in Auckland. His publications include True Red; The Life of an ex-Mongrel Mob Gang Leader (2004) and Ka Mau Te Wehi Taking Haka to the World, which won the 2013 Ngā Kupu Ora Best Māori Biography of the Year Award. He is a consultant to leading institutions and film productions and is currently the chief Māori expert/curator for the renewal of the Natural History Exhibition at Te Papa.

Dr Ella Henry (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rārawa) has an academic background in Sociology, Māori Studies and Management Studies. She is actively involved in research on and advocacy for Māori broadcasting, Māori leadership and decision making and the contribution of Māori business networking to self-determination. Ella is also a research leader in the National Science Challenge: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities.


Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions, morning and afternoon tea and lunch
$150.00 (value $ 174.00) $135 concession (value $150.00)
Early Bird $139.00 ($120 concession) Only available until 3 August
Individual Sessions $18.00 ($15 concession)
Morning/Afternoon Tea $ 5.00 Lunch $20.00