Posts Tagged ‘Te Reo Māori’

Pursuing the Common Good

Monday, March 18th, 2024
Common good

The core responsibility of those entrusted to govern is to promote the common good. This doesn’t mean just what is best for most people. It means creating the social, economic and ecological conditions which enable all members of society – according to their capacity – to reach their human fulfilment and to contribute to the Read more

Te reo Māori threatened by AI

Monday, June 26th, 2023

ChatGPT seems to be taking over te reo Māori. The new artificial intelligence (AI) has academics and te reo speakers worried. The chatbot is a quick learner. Ever since its launch last November, ChatGPT has ‘learned’ to write in te reo. The quality is “scarily good”, says Waikato University’s Te Taka Keegan (pictured). But he Read more

Bishop Pat teaches Maori language and culture

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

When Auckland Emeritus Bishop Patrick Dunn was asked by Holy Cross Seminary rector Fr Mathew Vadakkevettuvazhiyil to teach Maori language and culture to first-year seminarians, he was hesitant to accept the role. “I can’t see properly and I’m not Maori,” Bishop Dunn said. “I had huge doubts doing it but mostly because of my eyesight. Read more

Catholic principal’s big plans to embrace more Te Reo Māori

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Catholic school principal

New Plymouth Catholic school principal Barb Costelloe has big plans to introduce more Te Reo Māori into the school. Costelloe (pictured) has been acting principal of Sacred Heart Girls’ College since the start of the year. She has now been appointed to the role. At the top of her list of long-term goals is integrating Read more