Ngahiwi Apanui (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine and Te Whānau a-Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūhoe), Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission), is dedicated to his mission to promote te Reo Māori as an ordinary means of communication and a living language.

In this episode of ‘Cultured Conversations’, Ngahiwi joins Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Lacy to talk about growing up in a Māori-speaking family, learning the value of hard work, dealing with racism, being kind and manaakitanga – the approach he takes towards his vision of a Māori-speaking New Zealand. 







Cultured Conversations with Ngahiwi Apanui transcript
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