NGĀ KETE MĀTAURANGA MĀORI NATIONAL CELEBRATION
On the 24th of March, Associate Minister of Education (Māori), Hon Kelvin Davis, officially launched NGĀ KETE MĀTAURANGA at Rongomaraeroa in Te Papa Tongarewa New Zealand’s national museum. “Rongomaraeroa was the perfect place to celebrate this book” said co-editor Jacinta Ruru, “This marae is meant for the nation, it embodies the spirit of bicultural partnership, and the carvings and artwork are a superb striking expression of contemporary mātauranga. In this place, we see the possibilities for our nation - the possibilities we wish for the tertiary sector to fully embrace.”
Mana whenua representatives along with Te Papa’s iwi in residence Rongowhakaata, and their incredible Te Papa team lead by Arapata Hakiwai (Kaihautū Māori co-leader), Courtney Johnston (Chief Executive) and Board Chair Dame Fran Wilde, formally welcomed all attendees to Te Papa. Paora Sharples (Kaihautu Tikanga at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga) was our master of ceremonies.
Watch video highlights here: Book Launch Highlights
Watch the speeches from the night here: Book Launch Speeches
Comments from a few authors and contributors can be viewed here: Book Launch Interviews
Photographs: Masanori Udagawa | Big Mark & Co