I’m in that in-between generation – two generations removed from first-language speakers, with vague memories of my grandmother speaking the reo to her relations when we ventured north for school holidays.
In the news
This September, the Recruitment and Talent team at Auckland Council are signing up to complete the ‘Mahuru Maori’ Challenge.
Come along for a fun morning with Moira Wairama’s legendary story time! Timotimo team in a special workshop for pre-schoolers bringing stories to life through taonga puoro and waiata.
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.
For the first time staff at Waikato Regional Council have taken up the Mahuru Māori challenge to speak Māori during the whole month of September.