Scotty Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue) news presenter for Te Karere and Marae, author of bestselling language guides and te reo Māori champion.
Robyn Bargh (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa) founder of Huia Publishers and Chair of the Māori Literature Trust
Tuehu Harris (Ngāti Kahungunu), Director Corporate Services at Te Tauri Whiri i te Reo Māori
Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa), award-winning author and playwright and trustee of the Māori Literature Trust.
Professor Poia Rewi (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa), academic and author renowned for his work in the revitalisation of te reo Māori.
Carol Hirschfeld (Ngāti Porou) accomplished broadcaster and Head of Video/Audio and Content Partnerships at Stuff.