Oratory is a traditional and integral element of tikanga Māori. Whaikōrero is viewed as a hallowed realm, with only a select few amongst many reaching the pinnacle. How do we keep it relevant yet still maintain its sacred nature?
Ko Waikato-Tainui te takiwā, ko te whaikōrero te kaupapa. Whaikōrero masters and practioners examine formal oral traditions from Waikato-Tainui, and scrutinise the evolution of this art form in a contemporary world.