te reo Māori


Kia Kūrapa ki Tuahiwi

E te huka pikoko ki tō tātou reo, he mihi tēnei ki a koutou i tae tawhiti mai, i tae tata mai ki tō tātou wānaka, arā, Kia Kūrapa.  Ahakoa kā taero o Tūtekoropaka, kia kaha rā.  Tūwhitia te hopo! Okea ururoatia! Another successful Kia Kūrapa was held at Tuahiwi over the weekend. For Gina-Lee Duncan…

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Kia Kūrapa ki Kaikōura

I huihui mai nei ngā tāngata nō Te Tai o Marokura kia whai i te reo o ō tātou tīpuna. Four generations – kaumātua, pākeke, rakatahi and tamariki – took part in Kia Kūrapa ki Kaikōura over the weekend. Rāwiri Manawatu (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Kurī), with the support of Kotahi Mano Kāika, organised this…

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Ngāi Tahu mothers publish children’s books.

Two Dunedin mums have collaborated to create a series of beautiful children’s books with hand drawn images featuring both English and Te Reo Māori. Cousins Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson first had the idea when they were at home with their own babies. “We wanted something bilingual to share with our pēpi, with good illustrations…

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Ngāi Tahu winners in te reo awards

Paulette Tamati-Elliffe, and Komene Cassidy have won the highest community award at the 2015 Ngā Tohu Reo Māori Awards, held in Napier in the weekend. Ngā Tohu Reo Māori is an annual Māori language award event held to celebrate excellence and long term commitment to te reo Māori from across Aotearoa New Zealand. Paulette (Kāi…

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Ngāi Tahu representative on Māori Language Commission

Charisma Rangipunga, General Manager, Te Taumatua, has been selected as one of three new members of the Māori Language Commission. Charisma (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Taranaki, Ngā Rauru), joins the team of five commissioners and says she is honoured and humbled to be the first Ngāi Tahu representative since Hana O’Regan held a position on…

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Ngāi Tahu rangatahi in regional speech finals

Two Ngāi Tahu rangatahi are among a group of regional finalists preparing for this year’s national Ngā Manu Kōrero competition in Porirua in September. Thomas Aerepo-Morgan of Te Whare Kura o Arowhenua, Invercargill and Tūmai Cassidy of Te Kura Tuarua o Kingi (Kings College, Dunedin) represented their schools at the Otago/Southland regional Ngā Manu Kōrero…

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New Māori language app

A University of Otago research project, which looks at how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative Māori Language App, called Aki. Aki (which means to encourage) is a free Māori language vocabulary and phrase-learning app for iphones and ipads, that involves participants in an interactive…

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A massive honour

Brett Lee, 28, is the latest from Ngāi Tahu to be invited to attend the country’s top Māori language school, Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori, following in the footsteps of scholars like Hana O’Regan who attended in 2004, and Karuna Thurlow and Kari Tipa, who recently graduated.

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