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Te reo ka pīrangitia: Māori English

Te reo ka pīrangitia: Māori English

Haere mai,
Nau mai

Haere mai Nau mai

Ko te whakamāramatanga mō Te Puni Kōkiri, ko tētahi tira e anga ngātahi ana ki mua. Kei tōna ingoa te tikanga, kei te whai mātou i te whakatōpūtanga o ngā pūmanawa ā-ohu o te Māori kia kaha ake ai a Aotearoa.

Te Ture Whenua Māori

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

For more information and to complete a submission on the Bill click the button below.

 

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Foster Te Reo Māori with parents

Researcher Kahurangi Maxwell says parents that are well-informed about the benefits of bilingualism will not be influenced by uninformed opinions.

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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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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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2016 Mataatua Kawenga Kākahu - Wearable Fashion Show

  • Date: 06 March 2016
  • Location: Mataatua, Te Manuka Tutahi, 105 Muriwai Drive, Whakatane

Mataatua Wearable Fashion Show 2016

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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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