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Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Keri has created a glossary of te reo Māori terms used in the Mental Health, Addiction and Disability sectors entitled “Te Reo Hāpai”. It uses a strengths-based approach and mana enhancing Māori worldviews to create words to benefit tāngata whai ora – people seeking wellness. This presentation explores some terms and the creative process for the interpretations.


Keri was taught by his elders of Taranaki from an early age and is a life-long educator teaching te reo Māori and tikanga Māori on marae and in kōhanga reo, polytechnic, wānanga and university as well as community-based organisations. He is a licensed interpreter and holds a master’s degree in Māori knowledge systems.

Link in live via internet

For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.

Seminar poster

Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment (PDF)

Nau mai, haere mai! All welcome

Date Friday, 16 August 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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