27 Jul 2021

How to Write a Pepeha with Shannon Haunui-Thompson

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:50 pm on 27 July 2021

For today's how to write we're looking at the ins and outs of a pepeha, which is an introduction used in a Māori context.

It's got a formal basis but the idea is universal as everyone has a pepeha which links them to their ancestors.

To tell us more about a pepeha and how to write one, when you need to have one and what you should include, RNZ's Māori Strategy Manager Shannon Haunui-Thompson talks to Jesse.

Pepeha are commonly used by Māori to explain their iwi connections. Geneology

Pepeha are commonly used by Māori to explain their iwi connections. Photo: Designworks