Dr Ruakere Hond speaks at the powhiri to welcome the Ainu visitors, 10 June 2016. Photo RNZ/Robin Martin

Dr Ruakere Hond speaks at the powhiri to welcome the Ainu visitors, 10 June 2016. Photo RNZ/Robin Martin

Monica Brewster Evening - Dr. Ruakere Hond: Revitilisation of Te Reo o Taranaki

  • Thu 27 Oct 2016
  • 6—8PM
  • Todd Energy Learning Centre
  • Entry $15 Friends $10
  • Students with ID free, available at reception
  • All welcome
  • Booking essential

Dr. Ruakere Hond talks about his role as an advocate for the revitalisation of Te Reo o Taranaki (the indigenous language of Taranaki).

Join Dr Ruakere Hond (Taranaki/Ngāti Ruanui/Te Ati Awa) as he talks about his role as an advocate for the revitalisation of Taranaki's local form of Maori language.

With WharehokaSmith’s wall painting Kureitanga II IV as a backdrop, Dr Hond will talk to his experience as a long-time kaiako (teacher) with Te Ataarangi, a community-based Māori language learning system developed 30 years ago, and as a prominent member of Te Reo o Taranaki Charitable Trust. 

Dr Hond was instrumental in developing the Trust's language revitalisation strategy. He is a former commissioner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) and has recently been appointed to Te Mātāwai (the Statutory Maori language leadership body).  

Dr Hond will explain new developments for Maori language and what they may offer Taranaki


The Monica Brewster Evenings in association with Govett Quilliam – The Lawyers, bring an impressive array of national and international artists and cultural thinkers to New Plymouth.

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Students with ID free, available at reception

WharehokaSmith <m>Kureitanga II IV</em> 2016, installation view at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist. Photo Sam Hartnett

WharehokaSmith Kureitanga II IV 2016, installation view at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist. Photo Sam Hartnett

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