The accessible and fun guide for everyday Kiwis looking to learn and speak the Maori language around the home.
Scotty Morrison (Ngati Whakaue) is the presenter of current
affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He holds a
Masters degree (Education), is currently working towards his PhD,
and has been an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Maori Student
and Community Engagement at Auckland's Unitec Institute of
Technology. He is the author of the bestselling The Raupo
Phrasebook of Modern Maori and Maori Made Easy.
Stacey Morrison (Ngai Tahu, Te Arawa) is a radio and TV broadcaster whose projects have spanned 25 years. She is currently the co-host of the Drive show on The Hits, having previously worked on Mai FM and Flava, and her most recent TV credit is Whanau Living, which includes the whole Morrison family on screen, offering lifestyle ideas and projects, all while speaking te reo Maori. Stacey's love of language learning, and desire to understand her heritage language, started as an AFS student in Japan. In 2016, she won Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori's champion award for te reo Maori.
Together, Stacey and Scotty have been foundation members of the community group Maori 4 Grown Ups and are both graduates of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Maori Centre for Maori Language Excellence. They live in Auckland with their children Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.