Stacey Morrison

TV & radio broadcaster, Te reo Māori champion


Championing Te reo Māori as a source of unifying strength for all New Zealanders is a passion for well-known TV and radio broadcaster Stacey Morrison of Ngāi Tahu and Te Arawa. She chases her dream by sharing it across media, books and education through a community approach to engagement and language planning.

At Massey University, as a member of Te Pūtahi-a-Toi/The School of Māori Knowledge, Stacey helped launch Toro Mai, a global initiative to connect worldwide audiences with te reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. Toro Mai, a free multi-media immersion online course for those wishing to embrace Māori knowledge and language, is aimed at whānau living overseas, as well as New Zealand residents.

“Around the world, we’re seeing a renaissance of indigenous languages, including te reo Māori. Toro Mai gives New Zealanders all over the globe the opportunity to reconnect with the language, culture and values of Aotearoa.” More information is available online.

Stacey is also an author and ambassador for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and Keep NZ Beautiful, as well as co-chair of E-tangata trust, the online Māori and Pacific magazine, and sits on the Spark Foundation.