“Now that I’m older – and I hope wiser – I came to realise that if I’m going to call myself a New Zealander, I need to know what that is, and that includes knowing and understanding te ao Māori and te reo Māori.”
In 2021, Maggie Hautonga Currie sold her Perth home and returned to Aotearoa to get back in touch with her Māori culture and learn the language that she was once made ashamed of and punished for speaking.
Mahuru Māori is over for another year, but the learning journey is one that never ends. Thanks for being part of the Mahuru Māori movement and keep up the kōrero.
Fifty of the best judged entries will be chosen by Ministry of Education. Each winner will receive two prize packs for themselves and the toa reo Māori │te reo champion they’ve nominated.
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Mahuru Māori founder, Paraone Gloyne speaks with Scotty Morrison as he gears up for this year’s Mahuru Māori challenge.
From our packaging to the weather, te reo Māori is becoming more prevalent in New Zealand, and now people are being encouraged to practice their speaking skills with a new challenge.
The workplace can be a great environment to use and learn te reo Māori with your colleagues. By sharing the use of te reo Māori at work, you’ll gain confidence in yourself, encourage others to grow what they know and put the language to use on contextual settings.
Want to increase your knowledge of te ao Māori (the Māori world)? With a mixture of Māori and English, the Taringa podcast is the perfect way to learn te reo and tikanga Māori in a fun and relaxed way.
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.