Husband and wife duo, Piripi and Linda Taiapa are proof that it’s never too late to learn te reo Māori. 68 year old Linda and 70 year old Piripi, began their te reo Māori journey in 2017 with the hope of meeting new people after moving to Ōpōtiki.
Troy Kingi has revealed that the reo Māori version of his third album Holy Colony Burning Acres will be released by Matariki.
Te reo Māori kaiako (teachers), Teiria Davis and Whaitiri Ngaheu are both passionate reo Māori speakers but are just as passionate about sharing the language and culture with anyone open to learning.
After spending a big chunk of their lives living across the ditch, the couple returned home in 2020 and began studing with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa that following year.
Growing up on the marae and listening to the elders kōrero (speak) in te reo Māori was a founding moment in Teinakore Harawira’s upbringing. These are the moments that ignited her passion for the language, Māori culture and the desire to teach it to those around her.
British migrant Caroline Willis had been teaching mainstream classes in the UK and New Zealand for more than 25 years.
We had over 95 reo champions tell their stories which reached collectively over 259.2K people in Aotearoa 🤩 All the reo journeys were inspiring and motivating but alas we can only award three. Today we announce our first place winner #motereo #MahuruMāori
We had over 95 reo champions tell their stories which reached collectively over 259.2K people in Aotearoa 🤩 All the reo journeys were inspiring and motivating but alas we can only award three. Today we announce our second place winner #motereo #MahuruMāori
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.