Fifty Years On

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Fifty Years On

October 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Witi Ihimaera DCNZM, needs no introduction to the Whanganui audience.

He spoke at the 2013 festival and is back by popular demand. It is fifty years since Witi became the first Māori novelist with Tangi in 1973. Since then, he has carved out a career as a renowned New Zealand novelist, and become internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s leading indigenous authors.

His collection of short stories Pounamu Pounamu, first published in 1972, was re-released in August last year. This and others of Witi’s works have been used by teachers throughout New Zealand to instruct and inspire youngsters for many years.

Of his recent work a stand-out for Witi is as one of the editors of two anthologies of Māori writing. (See Fringe Festival) At this event he will talk with Kiri Piahana about his half-century as a Māori writer.

Venue: Concert Chamber War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Admission: $15 pre-booked; $20 door sales

Booking: Royal Whanganui Opera House


October 1, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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