Story: Plays and playwrights

Rore Hapipi, 2013

Rore Hapipi, also known as Rowley Habib, received a Te Waka Toi national Māori arts award in 2013 for his body of writing, which includes a number of plays. In this extract from the Radio New Zealand programme Te ahi kaa, broadcast in October 2013, Hapipi talks about the attitudes he and other Māori writers held when he first began writing plays.

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Māori and Pacific theatre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014