Books that Ruth Smith contributed to:
He uri a Ruth Smith nō Te Tairāwhiti whānui, engari i pakeke mai a ia ki te iwi o tōna koroua, ki a Ngāti Kōhuru o roto o Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki. He Ika-a-Whiro nō Te Panekiretanga o te Reo, he putanga hoki nō Te Toi Reo, kua roa e mahi ana hai kaiwhawhiti reo. Kua mahi a ia hai pouako reo Māori ki Toihoukura: School of Māori VisualArts, ki Te Wānanga o Aotearoa me Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Kua mahi hoki a ia hai kaipāpāho mā Whakaata Māori me ngā reo irirangi Māori. He kaihaka, he tonotono hoki a ia ki ōna iwi o te kāenga. E ngākaunui ana a ia ki te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, ā, e whai ana a ia kia whakatairangatia te reo mā roto mai i te whakaako, i te whakawhiti reo, i ngā mahi pāpāho me ngā mahi tohutohu. I tēnei wā e mahi ana a
Ruth hai kaiwhakawhiti reo ki Te Pāremata o Aotearoa ki Pōneke.
Ruth Smith (Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-ā-Mahaki) holds a bachelors degree in te reo Māori with first class honors from EIT. She is a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo and is an experienced translator with a Te Toi Reo Māori licence. She is passionate about te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and strives to work to advance the language through teaching, translation, television work and consultancy. She has lectured in the Māori language at Te Pinakitanga ki te reo Kairangi (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa), Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi and the Eastern Institute of Technology.