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Riccarton High School Mahuru Challenge 2018

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From the 10th to the 16th of Mahuru, Riccarton High School will be celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. 

Māori Language Week is an annual celebration of Māori culture and heritage here in Aotearoa. With this year’s theme of “Kia Kaha te Reo Māori” – “Let’s make the Māori language strong”, the school will be celebrating later in the week, but in the meantime here are some Māori phrases you can use with your friends:

kiriāhua – selfie
pūrere – device
Ki a au tō pūhihiko? Kua mate taku waea. – Can I borrow your charger? My phone is dead.
Kaua e Whakamā! Kia Kaha! – Don’t Be Shy! Give it a Try!
Or if you feel like a challenge, it’s not too late to take part in the Mahuru Māori challenge, where your goal is to speak only te Reo Māori for the month of Mahuru – September.

And remember; Ahakoa iti, ākona, kōrerotia – learn a little, use a little.

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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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