Ka tū ia tau, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, ā, he kaupapa hei whakanui, hei whakaawe hoki i a tātau ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. I tēnei tau ka tū te wiki mai i te 12th ki te 18th o Mahuru.
Ka rangatira ake ngā whakanuitanga i tēnei tau 2022 na ngā mahi whakanui i te rima tekau tau o te petihana mo Te Reo Māori hei 14 o Mahuru, na tērā i whānau mai te kaupapa o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
E mahi tahi ana ngā kaimahi o Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi, Te Whare Taonga o Taketake ki te taha o Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi kia waihanga i ētahi huinga hei whakanui, hei whakatairanga i te Reo Māori, te Ao Māori me te whakaaro Māori.
Kua whai wāhi ngā ahuatanga katoa ki roto i tēnei hōtaka, ia rā he kauhau whakahirahira ka tū, he whakaaturanga karetao kua whakaritehia, he haerenga tiro i ngā taonga ki te whare whakairi toi, he wāhanga waiata, ngā mahi ki runga ipurangi me ngā kaupapa auaha ka puta. Ka whakaatuhia hoki ki te Whare taonga o Taketake i ētahi taonga kei roto i ngā kōputu taonga o Rua Kēnana Maungapōhatu.
“Nō mātou te hōnore ki te whakatairanga i te Reo Māori, ēhara anake mo te wiki e tū mai nei, engari i roto i ō mātou mahi i tēnei wā me ngā rā kei mua i a tātou,” koinei tā Georgina Fletcher, Kaiwhakahaere matua wheako hapori.
“Kua waihangahia e mātou i tētahi hōtaka hei awhina i ō mātou hapori ki te ako i reo kia whai whakaaro hoki rātou ki tōna hōhonutanga. Ko te tūmanako kia tauawhi te rongomaiwhiti o Aotearoa pēnei i Te Reo Māori.
“Ahakoa tō hiahia ki te ako, whakarongo, waiata, pānui, tuhi, kōrero i te reo Māori, kua tae ki te wā kia aro koe ki te reo Māori.
Kei tēnei pae tukutuku ngā whakamārama mo te maramataka o ngā huinga a te Kaunihera o Whakatāne mo te wiki o te reo Māori www.whakatane.govt.nz/tewikiotereomaori
Embrace the uniqueness of Aotearoa this Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is an annual celebration held with the aim of inspiring New Zealanders to speak the Māori language proudly. This year’s event takes place from 12th to 18th September.
Festivities are set to be extra special in 2022 as 14th September marks the 50th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition, an event that led to many of the kaupapa we have today, including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
Lifelong Learning staff at Te Kōputu a te Whanga a Toi / Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre, together with the team at Te Whare Taonga o Taketake / Whakatāne Collections and Research and in partnership with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, have worked together to create a week-long calendar of local events, each which celebrates and honours te Reo Māori, te ao Māori and offers a uniquely Māori perspective.
The programme covers everything from a series of inspiring speakers who will deliver daily kōrero, a Māori puppet show, guided tours of our local galleries, waiata sessions, online activities, and opportunities to get creative. During the week Taketake will also exhibit taonga from the Rua Kēnana Maungapōhatu collection.
“We’re proud to champion te Reo Māori, not just next week, but in all the mahi we do now and in the future,” says Georgina Fletcher General Manager Community Experience.
“We’ve put together an exciting programme to help all our communities learn the language and reflect on its importance. We’re encouraging everyone to embrace the uniqueness of Aotearoa and the taonga that is te Reo Māori.”
“Whether you want to ako (learn), whakarongo (listen), waiata (sing), pānui (read), tuhi (write), or kōrero (speak) te Reo Māori, this is your chance to have a go and be part of the Reo Māori.
The Whakatāne District Council calendar of events is available at www.whakatane.govt.nz/tewikiotereomaori.