Posts Tagged ‘Maori Bible’

New translation of Te Paipera Tapu in the pipeline

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Te Paipera Tapu

The first edition of Te Paipera Tapu, published in 1868, has just been digitised. This digitised version will be one of the many tools used to help produce a brand new translation, in more contemporary language for today’s Te Reo Māori speakers. “Translation of any significance takes time, and anecdotal evidence suggests that contemporary Māori usage Read more

New translation of Te Paipera Tapu more accessible

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Two years ago the Bible Society began a new translation of the Te Paipera Tapu It is hoped the new translation will serve the next generation and be more accessible to young Māori second language speakers. To date, the Gospel of Luke, two Epistles, Jonah, Genesis and Ruth have been completed in modern Te Reo Read more

Tāku Paipera – a Maori Children’s Bible launched in Auckland

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Tāku Paipera

Last week the Bible Society launched Tāku Paipera, the only Māori Children’s Bible available in New Zealand. Following a Powhiri by students at Middle School West Auckland’s Bilingual Unit, and an unveiling, Tāku Paipera, were gifted to the 25 students. Born and bred te Reo speaker Matt Hakiaha, who spoke at the Auckland proceedings, described  as a “wonderful Read more

New edition of Māori Bible launched

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Thirteen years in the making, a new edition of Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori) was launched during Holy Week at Te Rau College in Gisborne. A team from Bible Society New Zealand has been reformatting the Māori Bible for a new generation of Māori speakers. The current translation, first published in 1952, has been Read more