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Panel Discussion March 2023

Te Pouhere Kōrero: Sacred time

On 28 March, the Judith Binney Trust and Te Pouhere Kōrero / The Māori History Association of Aotearoa (TPK) co-hosted a public event at the National Library discussing Māori history in the context of a wider history curriculum.

About 140 people celebrated the launch of Volume 10 of Te Pouhere Kōrero, a publication focussed on teaching Māori history in schools.

The panellists, Aroha Harris, Arini Loader and Peter Meihana all have, or have had, a close association with the Judith Binney Trust. They each spoke about their articles in the journal.

Paul Diamond, Curator Māori – Alexander Turnbull Library opened the session and chaired the panel discussion.

Aroha Harris
Arini Loader
Panellists; Arini Loader, Aroha Harris, and Peter Meihana. Panel Chair, Paul Diamond.
Peter Meihana (left) & Paul Diamond

Judith Binney Trustee, Damon Salesa, spoke on behalf of the Trust. Damon highlighted the significance of Dame Judith Binney’s research and writing, his own connection to his former mentor and teacher, and spoke about the influence she had on a generation of students.

Following the panel discussion Te Pouhere Kōrero 10 was formally launched by the Māori Language Commissioner, Rawinia Higgins.

Chair of the Judith Binney Trust, Cristina Billet, joined other trustees, Bettina Bradbury and Ned Fletcher in the audience.

Te Pouhere Kōrero 10 is published by Te Pouhere Kōrero and distributed by Bridget Williams Books (BWB). Our thanks go to Bridget Williams, (a foundation trustee of the Judith Binney Trust,  Judith Binney’s literary executor and her publisher for twenty years) and the BWB team for all their support.

Media coverage of the event’s topic can be found at this link.