Te Reo Māori in dental practice

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Hemi Kelly

Hēmi Kelly

Hēmi Kelly (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tahu–Ngāti Whāoa) is an author, licensed translator and teacher of te reo Māori. He is involved in Māori language planning and revitalisation initiatives in a number of organisations. Hēmi translated Witi Ihimaera’s novella Sleeps Standing and the world acclaimed novel The Alchemist into Māori.

He published his first book A Māori Word a Day in 2018 and his second book A Māori Phrase a Day in 2020. Hēmi is the director of Tautika Ltd, a Māori language consultancy and the creator of Everday Māori, a social media platform that shares te reo Māori learning content.

Te Reo Māori in dental practice

Presenter: Hēmi Kelly

Availability: Please register your interest during the registration process

Friday 19 August | 1:30 - 2:30pm
Friday 19 August | 3:30 - 4:30pm
Saturday 20 August | 9:15 - 10:15am
Saturday 20 August | 10:45 - 11:45am

What is involved?

In this session, Hēmi will introduce greetings and farewells and other handy words and phrases that can be used in Dental Practice. He will also provide time for participants to ask questions about the use of te reo and tikanga Māori in Dental Practice.