Our Te Reo moment in 2020…
We decided to celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori at noon on the 14th by joining a small group of staff at the Te Wāhi Wāhine – the Auckland Women’s Centre in Grey Lynn for mihi, pepeha, karakia, waiata – all glad to be celebrating te reo, and committed to on-going learning.
We had many moments throughout this incredibly important week which included a waiata, speaking te reo, learning about key historical events that lead to us having the opportunity to celebrate our language and teach it to our moko, ending the week with a fun team quiz about all we should have learned throughout the week and more.
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Visiting Waikoropūpu Springs just outside Takaka last weekend after stopping to research my whanau to do my pepiha and whakapapa for the Te Reo course I’ve started through Te Kura online as an adult student.
I was at a business meeting in a cafe at the garden centre so I moved to the area where most people were seated - and - (in Te Reo) greeted the people, welcomed them to Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori and sand a whakatauki.
This is only the half of our team. We have rostered days in the office (under the current COVID alert Levels) and we weren’t sure how to connect us all under one name. There were 9 of us in the office and 7 others in other parts of the motu – so 16 Participants in all fro the little team Te Uepu a Motu
15 people from the establishment team of Taumata Arowai - (currently part of DIA) setting up Aotearoa’s new three waters regulator (which will become its own Crown Entity mid to late 2021) got together to do our team karakia and then we had a te reo lesson to learn some commonly used greetings and phrases.
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We are so proud of our tamariki! On Monday we were lead by our year 7 and 8 Te Reo Māori rōpu for an hour of activities including kōrero, pānui, ako, whakarongo, waiata, and tākaro to celebrate Te wā tuku reo Māori and the beginning of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.