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by Amber Curreen 

Monday 14th- 21st September 


Nau mai haere mai ki ngā "wānanga" o Willie!


Ol' Willie is normally found behind the wheel of Northland Express pahi from Tāmaki to Te Taitokerau. Engari, Willie's been in lockdown experimenting with the ol Zoom and every day this week he'll bring you a virtual road trip north with all the "wānanga" that goes along with it from his very own whare - a "zānanga" if you will.


Willie's Wānanga on Wheels is a satirical statement on the impact of the forced removal of Te Reo Māori from society in generations past, what it takes to regain our knowledge and the pitfalls of translation... Or is it?

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Monday 14th September:

Day 1:  Willie's Intro

Wednesday 16th September

Day 3:  Te Tai Tokerau 

Friday 18th September

Day 5:  Waitangi

Sunday 20th September 2020

Day 7:  Te Rerenga Wairua

Tuesday 15th September

Day 2:  First Lesson

Thursday 17th September

Day 4:  Ruakākā

Saturday 19th September 2020

Day 6:  Mangamuka

Sunday 20th September



Written by Amber Curreen & Tainui Tukiwaho

Directed by Tainui Tukiwaho

Performed Tyler Wilson-Kōkiri & Te Huamanuka Luiten-Apirana

Editing by Maria Del Fernandez

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