Te KotahitangaCity Gallery Wellington
Te Kotahitanga is a newspaper which features articles, poetry, and prose from distinguished Māori authors such as Ranginui Walker, Keri Hulme, Arapera Blank and J.C. Sturm. According to Aoake and Godfery, it ‘takes as its starting point the writers and the writing of the mid-to-late 20th century’.
This newspaper was published by Kei te pai press in association with City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi on the occasion of Matarau, curated by Shannon Te Ao, at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, 30 April-14 August 2022.
Kei te pai press is an ‘indigenous-led sharing and learning project—prioritising narratives centered around sovereignty, potentiality and resistance' from Ōtepoti Dunedin. It is run by Hana Pera Aoake (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Hinerangi, Tainui/Waikato) and Morgan Godfery (Te Pahipoto, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Lalomanu). Part of Kei te pai’s kaupapa as a Māori-led press is to ensure that history is accessible for Māori readers. This newspaper is a modest part of that kaupapa.