e-Tangata Storytellers in Wellington

posted: 1:30 pm - 29th September 2017
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If you’re in Wellington and free on Monday evening 2 October from 5.30pm then head on down to the National Library of New Zealand at the corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets to meet some Māori and Pasifika storytellers.

Among them is Samoan journalist and columnist Tapu Misa.

Tapu had a long-standing career as a freelance journalist and columnist for the New Zealand Herald and Mana magazine. She is now part of a team that established the online Sunday magazine e-Tangata, which tells Māori and Pacific stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders.

The storytellers are Tapu Misa, Māmari Stephens, Gary Wilson, Nadine Millar and Morgan Godfery.

They will talk about their vision of e-Tangata and what they are working to achieve, and they are keen to hear what you would like to read about in the future.

This is an opportunity for you to meet our storytellers and learn about what e-Tangata is all about.

About the Speakers:

Tapu Misa (Samoa) is a former feature writer and NZ Herald columnist. She chairs the Mana Trust, which publishes e-Tangata and co-edits the magazine.

Māmari Stephens (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Pākehā) is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Victoria University of Wellington, where one of her main research interests is Māori and the New Zealand legal system.

Gary Wilson was a co-founder of Mana Māori Media and a driving force for Mana magazine. Throughout his career he has worked to foster Māori and Pacific voices in the media and has publicly criticised mainstream media for their neglect of Māori news reporting. Today he acts as a trustee of the Mana Trust and is part of the e-Tangata editorial team.

Nadine Millar (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has a background in journalism, education policy and kaupapa Māori research. Her essays explore themes of identity, biculturalism, politics and occasionally knitting.

Morgan Godfery (Te Pahipoto, Lalomanu) is a Wellington based writer who specialises in Māori issues and politics. He is the editor of The Interregnum: Rethinking New Zealand (BWB, 2016).