Great South Southlands Regional Development Agency - Invercargill

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The team at Great South Southlands Regional Development Agency, based in Invercargill,have been learning Te Reo me ona Tikanga Maori at weekly professional development sessions since returning to mahi in May. This has involved learning Waiata, karakia and being able to Mihimihi to our manuhiri when we have hui in our whare or online zui. We are also learning more about Maori world views and our history because you cant korero i Te Reo Maori without understanding some of the tikanga related to kupu, particularly old kupu. We decided that as part of the 1 million people speaking Te Reo Maori at 12.00pm on Monday 14th Sept 2020 we would "flash mob" in the middle of our shared office space and Waiata Maori and do all our "repertoire" in our song books. I have shared just the 12.00pm moment, in that time of coming together, to show how our organisation is supporting staff to be the very best people we can be in supporting every single Southlander in our journey of "Even better lives through sustainable development". Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, Ki te kapuia e kore e whati | Alone we can be broken. Standing together, we are invincible.