Posts Tagged ‘Maori Language’

A growing number of non-Māori New Zealanders are embracing learning te reo – but there’s more to it than language

Thursday, February 16th, 2023
Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day again raises the question about what Te Tiriti o Waitangi means. As the late Moana Jackson commented, the meaning of Te Tiriti will be talked about in each generation because it is about a relationship between Māori and Pākehā and relationships must always be worked on. Here, we focus on the learning of Read more

Homegrown solution for personal pronoun to use for God

Monday, February 11th, 2019

God or Godde? He or she? Does it matter, so long as people are comfortable with whatever they decide? For those to whom God is an important concept, is there anything important at stake in the pronoun that refers to God? Fortunately, New Zealanders of all people have a solution right under their noses. In Read more

Maori Language renaissance gets attention of New York Times

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Maori is having a revival across New Zealand. Indigenous people are increasingly embracing their language, rejecting generations of stigma and shame associated with its use. And white New Zealanders are looking to Maori language and culture to help them make sense of their own cultural identity. 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

Countdown, Catholics and Māori Language week

Friday, July 8th, 2011

It is not always easy to get organisations and institutions to buy into Maori Language week. This year Countdown has taken a proactive role promoting te reo Māori during Māori Language week in all Countdown, Foodtown and Woolworths stores. This has been described by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori as  perhaps one of the most significant Māori Read more