Monday 2 October, 5.30 for a 6.00pm start. Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library of New Zealand, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
The online Sunday magazine e-Tangata tells Māori and Pasifika stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders. The storytellers you’ll meet are Tapu Misa, Māmari Stephens, Gary Wilson, Nadine Millar and Morgan Godfery. They’ll talk a little about e-Tangata and what they are working to achieve; and they are keen to hear what you would like to read in the future. e-Tangata is produced by the Mana Trust.
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 that 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 Maori 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 the 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).