Moira Wairama is a daughter, a sister, a mother, an aunt and a grandmother. She has five grandchildren and in May 2016 she was 785 full moons old.
She is a Wellington storyteller, writer, poet and teacher who specialises in bilingual tellings of Māori legends and in creating stories around New Zealand events, artworks and her own life experiences. Moira works part-time as SENCO at Te Ara Whanui Kura Kaupapa and has published work in both English and Te Reo Maori school publications. Together with her partner Tony Hopkins she is part of Soul Food Tellers, and has performed in venues throughout New Zealand. Moira is co-founder of the Baggage Co-op theatre collective which has produced a number of award-winning shows, and she has also written a number of dramas for Radio New Zealand. In 2016 Moira and Tony set up Baggage Books to publish her new picture book The Mother's Child and to produce a dramatised reading of her book The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour in both English and Māori.
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