25 Jan 2010

Tlingit storytellers join bus tour

3:28 pm on 25 January 2010

Toi Maori Aotearoa's annual On the Bus: Maori Storytellers Tour has picked up some hitchhikers.

Apirana Taylor from Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-Apanui and Karl Teariki, who has Ngati Kahungunu, Rarotongan and Tahitian heritage, will be joined on their hikoi through Tai Tokerau next month by two story tellers from the Tlingit nation of northwest Canada.

Tour organiser Charlie Holland says one of them, Sharon Shorty, was on the tour five years ago and her stories go down well, especially with younger audiences.

Waatea News reports the tour starts in Kerikeri the day after Waitangi Day.