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Hāni Dread’s fresh music for Mahuru

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Ko Taupiri te maunga 
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Maurea te marae
Ko Ngaati Naho te hapuu
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Waikato te iwi
Ko Hāni Dread tēnei
He pai rawa atu te reo Māori ki i ia ā, he pai rawa atu te puoro ki a ia, nā, ka whakakotahihia ēnei āhuatanga e rua, te otinga iho ka whakaako ia i te puoro i roto i te reo Māori! Ka rua, ka tito waiata i roto i te reo Māori hoki. ko te nuinga o ana waiata he kaupapa Māori, ā, he akoranga kei roto, he kōrero, he hītori.

Hāni Dread is taking up the Mahuru Māori challenge opting to kōrero te reo Māori for the length of Mahuru. Check out Hāni’s on Spotify. You can also follow Hāni Dread on Facebook.

Nikau (second from left in front row) with his cohort at Puketeraki marae. Nikau’s flatmate Nic Sinnott (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is in the centre holding a taiaha. Nic introduced Nikau to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Kia tika te reo – Doing it Right and Continuously Improving

Te Pīnakitanga o te reo Kairangi graduate Nikau Reti-Beazley (Ngāpuhi), enrolled in the Level 7 Diploma in Ōtepoti to improve his grasp on te reo and what he discovered was not only a new extended whānau to practise kōrero, but also an opportunity to visit some of the stunning marae in the wider Otago area.

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