25 Nov 2019

Haare Williams - Words of a Kaumatua

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 25 November 2019
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Kathryn talks with kaumatua Haare Williams about a lifetime of telling Maori stories. He is a poet and artist, has written for film and television, a former broadcaster, the Dean of Maori Education and Maori Advisor to the Chief Executive of Unitec. He has worked closely with iwi claimant communities and was a cultural advisor for mayors of Auckland, a senior vice president of the Labour Party, and is amorangi at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Haare Williams has a new book,  Words of a Kaumatua, bringing together his poetry and prose over the years in a kind of biography of his life and times from his beginnings growing up with his Tuhoe grandparents near Opotiki.

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