Posts Tagged ‘Maori Language week’

McDonald’s worker asked not to speak te reo Māori Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

A Hamilton McDonald’s worker has been told by her manager not to speak Māori in the restaurant. The 19-year-old Māori speaker says she was shocked and saddened at the directive as she was keen to celebrate Māori Language Week. Janine Eru-Taueki has been working at McDonald’s for six months and was told last Thursday by a Read more

Māori are changing Pākehā, just as Pākehā changed them Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Caught in the big, boisterous march that kicked off Māori Language Week in Wellington on Monday I wondered why it took so long for us to accept that a language is a world, and we lose something by not living in it. In a goofy, inattentive way I learned Latin and French at school, unconvinced that I’d Read more

New translation of Te Paipera Tapu more accessible Comments 0

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

How do you say “holy moly” in te reo? Comments 1

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

In Maori language week St Peter’s College in Auckland made it “cool” to korero with boys learning some of today’s most common teenage expressions in te reo. They turned to some of the most common – and possibly annoying – teen sayings and replaced them with their Maori equivalent. It includes words and phrases such Read more