Posts Tagged ‘te reo Māori’

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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Reo Māori journey

Take a Māori boy from the south, the arrival of Te Māori exhibition and you have the makings of a life-long love of te reo Māori.
Tahu Pōtiki didn’t always love te reo Māori. “I started to learn when I was a teenager and didn’t really take to it. It was thrust on us when I was a Māori hostel boy here in Christchurch. We weren’t very good as teenage boys.”

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The language disruptors

To introduce our new series on te reo champions, kaituhituhi Mark Revington talks to Lynne-Harata Te Aika and her son Henare.

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22nd June 2010
Posted under: Pānui

Language Symposium Marks 10-Year Milestone

22 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is hosting a two-day language symposium to mark the 10-year anniversary of Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata – the tribe’s Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy. Affectionately known as KMK, this 25 year strategy which aims to have 1000 Ngāi Tahu households speaking te reo Māori, the tribes…