Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: ideas for Māori Language Week

Te wiki o te reo Māori takes place this year from September 9-15.

Kia Kaha te reo Māori – let’s make Māori language strong - is the theme for the week.

There are a number of resources available on line.

Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori/Māori Language Commission website has Tools for Language Planning – the resource includes a language plan template, self assessment, language plan development, language plan process chart, and review and reflresh.

Engaging Pasifika in learning

Riha Taonui

New Zealand born Samoan Rhia Taonui spent her early years being raised by her grandparents in a village in Samoa. Today, as the Pasifika Community Liaison person at the Palmerston North City Council, Rhia draws on her early experience to carry out her role which is ‘to support evidence-based best practice approach to enable communities to lead and take action.’

It’s not just education for adults that she focuses on – it is education to meet the Pasifika community’s learning needs. This way she engages whole families and whole communities.

He reo ora: te reo Māori revitalisation survey

Māori language promotion agency Te Mātāwai is asking people who have organised, participated in, or funded activities to support te reo Māori revitalisation to complete an online survey about their efforts.

He Reo Ora survey was developed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research as part of a wider research programme. The He Reo Survey will run until April 6.