Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Haere mai,
Nau mai

Haere mai Nau mai

Te Puni Kōkiri means a group moving forward together. As the name implies, we seek to harness the collective talents of Māori to produce a stronger New Zealand.

Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

This year marks 40 years of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

To celebrate this milestone, Te Taura Whiri have over 350,000 FREE resources to giveaway. Order your Te Wiki o te Reo Māori resources now.

Toitū te whenua, toitū te mana, toitū te reo

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Kōkiri – Takurua 2015

In this issue of Kōkiri we look back and forward to events and people who have made their mark across three important and related areas – te Reo Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and citizenship.

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Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform

Submissions on the draft Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill closes on Friday 7 August 2015.

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Rauika

Key events

Settlement, an exhibition by Emily Karaka

  • Date: 14 July 2015 to 08 August 2015
  • Location: OREXART, L1 / 15 Putiki Street, Arch HIll, Auckland

Karaka is regarded as a Māori matriarch, a wahine toa. As a young woman she found self-expression with a paintbrush. Her work discusses economic, social, and environmental issues.

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Importance of te reo revitalisation highlighted

At her inaugural lecture held at Victoria’s Te Herenga Waka Marae, Professor Higgins’ described the current position of te reo in New Zealand as ‘static’

Only one in five Māori can speak te reo’ are the kind of statistics that highlight the danger of the language being lost, says Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Rawinia Higgins.

At her inaugural lecture held at Victoria’s Te Herenga Waka Marae, Professor Higgins’ described the current position of te reo in New Zealand as ‘static’.

 

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Māori Language Act 1987

The Māori language is known as te reo Māori or simply te reo (the language). It is the language of the Māori people of New Zealand. Te reo Māori is an official language in New Zealand, along with English and New Zealand Sign Language. It was made official in 1987.

This clip from Te Karere highlights the passing of the Maori Language Act 1987. The item notes that there were three main parts of the act: to make te reo Māori an official language, to allow te reo to be used in legal proceedings and to establish the Māori Language Commission (Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori) to advocate for te reo. Minister for Māori Affairs Koro Wetere notes that the chiefly language from the ancestors, te reo Māori, has had its mana recognised with New Zealand.

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Nāu i whatu te kākahu, he tāniko tāku

The cloak is woven before the ornamental border