Tuia Te Kōrero
The theme of this year’s hui is Tuia Te Kōrero: Weaving narratives. We are a diverse community of writers and this year our National Hui aims to showcase, honour and celebrate that diversity. Ever since Te Hā began in the late 80s, the goal has been to find, support and grow more Māori writers. Tuia te Kōrero is an opportunity to return to those roots while also charting a way into the future.
Throughout the weekend we’ll be weaving connections between generations, genres and across the broad spectrum of publishing – including print, online, spoken and self-published. As with all our past national hui, writers are assured of a safe and supportive environment to make connections, discuss, share and debate ideas. Our programme includes our Pou, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera and Renée, as well as many other award-winning writers and new and talented young voices. There will be plenty of free writing time, practical wānanga for writers in te reo and English, and opportunities to connect with each other in the beautiful whenua of Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
Ētahi pātai? Any questions?
Does the ticket price include accommodation?
Yes. The Te Wānanga o Aoteroa campus offers noho marae accommodation on-site, with shared bathroom facilities. The price is the same whether you require accommodation or not, but you will be asked to indicate if you are staying at the time of registering.
Can I bring my tamariki/whānau?
Yes. You are welcome to bring your whānau and tamariki however we are unable to offer childcare at the hui. Please purchase extra tickets for any accompanying whānau over the age of 12.
Why can’t I book more than one wānanga?
If you are having trouble with the booking form, it may be that there is a timetable clash (the form won’t allow you to book wānanga that are running concurrently) or it may be that the wānanga is already full. Please check again and if you’re still having trouble, you can send an email to the administrator (details on the registration form).
I’m not a member of Te Hā or Ngā Pou Kaituhi Māori, can I still come?
Absolutely! Te Hā is a collective organisation – there is no formal membership per-se. Na reira, nau mai haere mai!
He wānanga mā ngā kaituhi reo Māori?
Ae! E rua ngā wānanga mā nga kaituhi reo Māori.
How can I pay via direct bank transfer?
Please use your booking number as reference and your invoice number as code when paying by direct credit to the Toi Maori bank account.
Toi Māori Bank Account Number:
If you have any queries relating to this booking, please contact:
Toi Māori Aotearoa – Māori Art New Zealand
Where is the hui? How can I get there?
The address of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is 3/5 Heriot Drive, Porirua. Trains leave Wellington city every half hour – allow 15 minutes to walk from the train to the Wā. If you are coming from the airport on Friday morning, you can book a shuttle at the time of registration (your flight will need to arrive before 9am.)