Hine-aa-rangi Pickering

Native Māori Speaker
Native Māori Speaker

Expertise/Foci: Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori
about Hine-aarangi Pickering
Hine-aa-rangn up immersed in Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori (The Māori World), gaining her education in Kõhanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa, Wharekura, and most importantly, Marae.
Since moving to Hamilton in 2015, she has been a member of a community group that has helped take Māori Performing Arts to a global platform, performing at festivals and holding workshops in places with limited knowledge of our indigenous culture, such as China and places with some understandings such as Hawaii. It was through these experiences that she has learnt to love and appreciate her culture. Hine-aa-rangi enjoys helping other no matter what their background or experience to learn to speak Te Reo and to understand the rich Māori culture. She hopes to continue in the future in facilitating learning the language in different contexts and at differing levels.