Posts Tagged ‘Te Reo’

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

Respect te reo; use it with integrity

Monday, June 20th, 2022
stuff stuffed

Newly promoted minister Kiritapu Allan has said what a lot of people think but feel unable to say. She lashed out in a tweet against “tokenistic” use of te reo by employees of DOC “as an attempt to show govt depts are culturally competent”. She told Stuff she encouraged the use of the Maori language, 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