Maori Cultural Workshop for Business

Presenter:   Jeromy van Riel & Jeraldine Gray

Topic:  Aue Io: Making sense of AEIOU. 


This presentation examines what it is to be amongst the first wave of bi-lingual/ bi- cultural New Zealanders en masse, the benefits and struggles as we power learn our way through AEIOU designed for you and your workplace.


Presentation will cover:

  • How cultural perspective is carried in our words

  • The changing face of NZ - back to the future

  • Bilingualism is more than a matter of words

  • Te Reo Māori pronunciation and grammar 101

  • People and place names

  • Simple greetings and farewells

  • Understanding of the “whys”


Statistics NZ predict that by 2050 the majority of New Zealanders will be of Maori descent. That gives us 30 years to build a true and meaningful model of partnership between Maori and non Maori. New Zealand is positioning to begin this process in the next two years!

How do we embrace this opportunity to explore who we are in order to cater for who our children and grandchildren will be? What are we doing to prepare for the change? How do we carry integrity as we redefine what it is to be a New Zealander now and into the future? How have and will we continue to use and shape Te Reo Māori and New Zealand culture moving forward.


Presenter Bio: Jeromy van Riel:

Jeromy has spent the last 30 years dedicated to learning and teaching Te Reo Māori. Jeromy is of Dutch descent and has been on the receiving end of criticism by both Māori and Pākeha and has spent his life exploring how to represent what he believes is the future of New Zealand identity. Jeromy has been a teacher of Te Reo Māori across all levels of education from early childhood to tertiary and is renowned for his high calibre and humorous teaching style.

Presenter Bio: Jeraldine Gray

Jeraldine is of Maori decent with Iwi affiliations through out the North and in the South Island.  She has been learning te reo from a very young age and is still both learning and teaching the language.  Originally from Levin, she has been living in Arrowtown with her family for 3 years.  She is dedicated to teaching kapa haka at Arrowtown school and is a proficient exponent and tutor of Maori weaponry.  Her teaching style is very organic and fun.

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
SkyCity Casino Meeting Room, 16/24 Beach St, Queenstown 9300

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