10 Oct 2019

Kotahi rau Pukapuka: Harry Potter translated in Te Reo Māori

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 10 October 2019

Many Kiwis are taking up the various opportunities to learn Te Reo Māori in their community, or perhaps send their kids to Kura Kaupapa schools. 

But when you get home and sit down to read, all those words and phrases you just learnt often fly right out of your head. Wouldn't it be great to be able to pick up a book you know and love, written in Te Reo?

Yesterday the Prime Minister launched an initiative to publish 100 books in the language, and the first book is one known around the world - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Leon Blake did the mahi of translating the story, and is here to tell us more.

On stage: Pānia Papa (speaking),Witi Ihimaera, Michael Steed, Haare Williams, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Miriama Kamo.

On stage: Pānia Papa (speaking),Witi Ihimaera, Michael Steed, Haare Williams, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Miriama Kamo. Photo: Supplied / Miriama Kamo