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Is our own way of seeing the world the only way?

Communication Across Cultures: talking ‘to’ or talking ‘at’?

Is our own way of seeing the world the only, or the best, way?

The social anthropologist, Dame Joan Metge, will be be In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Triangle/Stratos Television next week, showing how we talk past each other and that we need to adopt “korero tahi” – talking together – in order the plait the multicultural rope of nationhood.

Dame Joan is a scholar on Maori topics and is widely recognised for her promotion of cross-cultural awareness. She has likened the relationship among the people of New Zealand to a rope of many strands which, when woven or working together, create a strong nation.

Stratos Television, Nationwide:
Monday August 22nd at 8:00pm (repeated August 24th at 6:30am and August 26th at 12:30pm).
Stratos is found on Sky Digital Channel 89 and Freeview (satellite and HD) Channel 21.
Stratos is found also on Telstraclear Cable Channel 89 in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch and on the streaming television website

Triangle Television, Auckland (UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52): Wednesday August 24th at 7:00pm, repeated August 26th at 12:30pm.


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