Te Ao Māori Events at WORD Christchurch Festival

TE PIKI O TĀWHAKI – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, 31 August 6:30 pm

WORD transforms Tūranga to bring to life the story of Tāwhaki which is woven into the building itself, using the spectacular central staircase as the stage.

TE PIKI O TĀWHAKI – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 31 August 8:00 pm

WORD transforms Tūranga to tell the story of Tāwhaki which is woven into the building itself, using the spectacular central staircase as the stage.

MAGAZINE-IN-RESIDENCE: TAKAHĒ

01 Sep - 04 Sep 2022 12:00 pm

Takahē is setting up shop and making an issue on-site during WORD. Drop in to find out what goes on behind the scenes at a literary magazine.

MANA WĀHINE: INFLUENCE AND CRAFT

Friday, 2 September 1:30 pm

A kōrero with Coco Solid, Rebecca K Reilly and Nicole Titihuia Hawkins about the writing, art, music or people inspire them, and how these influences show up in their work.

REMEMBERING THE FUTURE, REIMAGINING THE PAST

Saturday, 3 September 10:30 am

Whiti Hereaka, Sascha Stronach and Cassie Hart on the craft of reimagining the past, present and future in their fiction.

WAR AND PEACE

Saturday, 3 September 2:30 pm

Ross Calman and Dr Te Maire Tau on the life of Te Rauparaha, the turbulent history between Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Toa and the peace marriages that followed.

HE WAIATA HOU – INDIGENOUS WRITERS HUI

Sunday, 4 September 10:00 am

As a Māori or Pasifika storyteller, what do you want the future of indigenous storytelling to look like?

JULIE KING MEMORIAL LECTURE: TAONGA MĀORI AND CHRISTIAN MISSIONS

Sunday, 4 September 2:00 pm

Professor Deidre Brown presents the fascinating story of the trade in treasures between 19th-century Māori and Christian missionaries.

TĀNGATA NGĀI TAHU: PEOPLE OF NGĀI TAHU 2

Sunday, 4 September 4:00 pm

Join Tā Tipene O'Regan, Helen Brown and Michael Stevens for a journey through some extraordinary Ngāi Tahu lives.

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