Learning the poetic Māori language and understanding tikanga Māori is an important part of being a New Zealander, says Nick Chin.
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.
It’s a familiar feeling for many on their te reo Māori journey and one Tanya Tucker knows well. “For ages I’d say as little as possible in class and felt really out of my depth,” she says.
Full performance of ‘Mahuru’ by Pere Wihongi in the tune of ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire. Let’s celebrate te reo Māori all year round, Kia Kaha te Reo Māori!
This introductory challenge is simply to greet and farewell people in Māori everyday of Mahuru. Convert your ‘Hello’ to a ‘Kia Ora’, it’s that easy.
This challenge is simple – Greet & farewell people in te reo Māori and use what you know to speak/write up to 1 hour per day for the whole month. Every minute adds up, you’ll be surprised how easy it is.
This challenge will use and grow what you know. Speak/write in Māori for an hour or more per day (aim for 2 hours). Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to join the challenge. It’s easier with people!
This intermediate challenge is to speak/write in te reo Māori for atleast half the day, everyday regardless of where you are or whom you are with.
The advanced challenge where you aim to speak te reo Māori for the length of Mahuru irrespective of where you are and whom you are with.