Thomas Aerepo Morgan


Settlement Pēpi

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the settlement of Te Kerēme – the Ngāi Tahu Claim. Since then Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has continued to grow alongside a generation of rangatahi who enjoy the opportunities our tīpuna dreamed of – or not.

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Kotahi Mano Kāika Te Reo Awards

Ngāi Tahu language leaders have been recognised at the Kotahi Mano Kāika Te Reo Awards, held in Dunedin on the eve of Hui-ā-Iwi. The awards celebrate and promote a sense of pride in the revival of te reo Māori in the Kāi Tahu takiwā.

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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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Kā Manukura o Te Reo
Ngā Manu Kōrero

Dry statistics would tell you the future of te reo Māori is under threat. The passion of rangatahi like Thomas Aerepo Morgan and Te Aotahi Rice-Edwards suggest otherwise. One learnt to speak te reo Māori from birth. It is his first language. The other grew up speaking English and, aged 13, enrolled in an Invercargill…

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