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Scotty Morrison
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Scotty Morrison

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Professor Scotty Morrison (Ngati Whakaue) is the well-known presenter of current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He holds a Master’s degree (Education), is working towards his PhD, and has been an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Maori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2017, he was appointed to a new role at Massey University’s Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education), working alongside his wife Stacey in a strategic, advocacy and lecturing capacity.

Scotty is the author of the bestselling language guides Maori Made Easy (winner of the 2016 Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Award – Te Reo Maori), Maori Made Easy 2, The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori, Maori at Work and Maori at Home, which was co-authored with Stacey.

In 2019, Scotty was awarded the inaugural Te Tohu Korurenga Hau Culture Change award by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, The Maori Language Commission, for his leadership and innovation as a teacher of te reo Maori.

Scotty lives in Auckland with Stacey and their three children, Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.