Tautoro, a settlement just out of Kaikohe, Te Taitokerau proudly launched ‘Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro’ at Mahuhukiterangi marae.
Published: Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Rāpare, 06 Hereturikōkā, 2015
Tautoro, a settlement just out of Kaikohe, Te Taitokerau proudly launched ‘Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro’ at Mahuhukiterangi marae. Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro is a resource that promotes te reo, hitori and kōrero from the whānau and hapū (Ngāti Moerewa, Ngāti Rangi) of Tautoro. Kristina Te Whata, Project Co-ordinator, says, “It was born out of a passion and commitment for te reo o te kainga (our local dialect), with a desire to keep it alive via a written medium for all whānau”.
The resource targets te reo Māori in homes and aligns with the 40th year celebrations of the Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (27 July – 2 August 2015). It acknowledges the Māori Language Week theme ‘Whāngaihia te reo ki ngā mātua: Nurture the language in parents’ which also aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children.
Contact Kristina Te Whata on 027 947 4352 or email@example.com for a copy of Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro. A koha is kindly asked for the production and research of this taonga. All koha will help with the existing renovations of the marae Te Riingi, Mahuhukiterangi in Tautoro.