Tangata Whenua at the Going West Books & Writers Festival 2015

A session on Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, ‘The People and the Land’ (Sunday 13 September), was a highlight of the Going West Books & Writers Festival 2015. Author Aroha Harris and contributor Melissa Williams (Panguru and the City) had a kōrero with Tainui Stephens, broadcaster, filmmaker and teller of stories of tangata and whenua.

‘The dynamic on the stage and the audience’s rapt attention and engagement’ were ‘magical’, according to one of the programme directors of the festival.