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A Conversation With Witi Ihimarea

  • Date: Saturday 17 July
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Location: Millennium Hotel and Resort - Manuels Taupo
  • Price: $30 (includes tea and coffee)

Spend some time in the company of esteemed author Witi Ihimaera (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Tūhoe, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui), as Ruby Solly converses with him about his latest book ‘Navigating the Stars. Māori Creation Myths’.

Witi Ihimaera was the first Māori to publish both a book of short stories and a novel. Described by Metro magazine as ‘Part oracle, part memoralist,’ Ihimaera has also written for stage and screen, edited books on the arts and culture, as well as published various works for children. His best-known novel is ‘The Whale Rider’.

Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) is a writer, musician and composer living in Pōneke. Her first book, ‘Tōku Pāpā’ released this year, features poetry that examines how Māori identities are passed on through parenting and relationships with whenua.