says Māori language champion
For mana wahine and reo expert Pānia Papa (Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura, Ngāti Mahuta), the journey of te reo Māori revitalisation has paralleled her life experience.
Read this story in te reo Māori and English here. / Pānuitia tēnei i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā ki konei.
Over the past 30 years, Papa has been a television presenter, language consultant, language teacher, curriculum and resource developer, adult performing group leader, translator and language strategy and education programme reviewer. Now she is turning her attention to reo Māori audiobooks.
Papa recently celebrated the launch of the reo Māori audiobook of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.
Papa, is the chief executive of Kotahi Rau Pukapuka, a company whose kaupapa is to translate 100 quality books in te reo Māori.
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