The first te reo Māori course to be held in Russell in eight years has been dubbed a resounding success, despite the impacts of COVID-19 forcing tauira into an unfamiliar online learning environment.
Two tribes are going to block it out in the world’s very first digital Mahimaina pā wars using the popular video game Minecraft.
Mahuru Māori is Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s annual challenge to kōrero (speak) Māori in Mahuru (September) and our koha (contribution) to te reo Māori.
Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite says the Ministry is proud to support Mahuru Māori – an initiative that challenges people to only speak te reo Māori for the month of September.
Springlands Primary School teacher Craig Sedgwick is passionate about normalising te reo in schools and tries to use Māori as often as he can to increase student exposure to it.