Ko Aotearoa Tātou launches at WORD Christchurch 2020!

Thank you to Rachael King and the wonderful WORD team for hosting the launch of this beautiful book. The event began with a welcome by Corban Te Aika, cultural advisor in the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity at UC.

Editor Paula Morris spoke about the making of the book, as did OUP publisher Rachel Scott. Art Editor David Eggleton spoke about the artistic expressions of the book.  Hanif Quazi delivered a moving speech about the Muslim community in Christchurch.

Readers included Jillian Sullivan, Vera Dong, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, David Gregory, Donna Miles-Mojab, Mohamed Hassan, Selina Tusitala Marsh, essa may ranapiri and E Wen Wong. 

What a wonderful gathering of voices!


David Eggleton

Hanif Quazi

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Vera Hua Dong

Jillian Sullivan

essa may ranapiri

Donna Miles-Mojab

David Gregory

Mohamed Hassan

Ghazaleh Golbaksh

David Eggleton with his tokotoko

E Wen Wong

E Wen Wong and Vera Hua Dong in the audience — a happy event!

Find out more about Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand at the Otago University Press book page.