The last few years have seen an undeniable social shift around the learning of te reo Māori. The desire to learn the language is spreading, building empowerment and connection for both Māori and Pākehā. Scotty and Stacey Morrison’s best-selling language books have been an easy and accessible entry point for many. Scotty and Stacey are joined by broadcaster and diligent student Guyon Espiner to discuss their books, the resurgence of te reo learning, and the language pioneers who went before.
Scotty Morrison didn’t learn Māori until university but his personal learning journey has helped him write books on Māori language that are accessible and enjoyable enough to surprise his publishers with boomer sales across four titles, including his latest: Māori made Easy II. Teaming writing with broadcasting in television and radio is also Stacey Morrison’s approach, and the husband and wife team both work for Te Pūtahi a Toi at Massey University.
Guyon Espiner has been a leading journalist in print, television and radio for more than 20 years. In 2014 he became co-host of Radio New Zealand's Morning Report. In 2017 Espiner worked with Tim Watkin to produce The 9th Floor, a podcast and video series of interviews with five former New Zealand Prime Ministers, which was also released as a book.
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