20 May 2024

Whakataukī of the Week with Benjamin Lau

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 20 May 2024

Head of music at Newlands College in Wellington and chair of Mātauranga a Puoro o Aotearoa Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa of Benjamin Lau talks to Emile Donovan about workshops being run during New Zealand music month encouraging pupils and teachers to learn about taonga pūoro and tikanga.

He's also shares a whakataukī close to his heart.

Te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere; te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōna te ao.

The bird the consumes the miro berry owns the forest; the bird who consumes education owns the world.

Ben Lau, Head of Music at Newlands College, Wellington, and Chairperson of MENZA

Ben Lau Photo: Supplied