Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

07 Sep, 2022
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2022

Me takitahi te ū ki te kaupapa, whakanuia te reo Māori ki AUT!

Join us as we celebrate te reo Māori at AUT!

This Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) we acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition (Te Petihana Reo) being delivered to Parliament in 1972, the 40th anniversary of the opening of the first kōhanga reo in 1982, as well as the 35th anniversary of te reo Māori being recognised as an official language of the country in 1987.

Sign up on the official reomaori.co.nz website  for resources and ideas on celebrating Te Wiki.

Due to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (12-18 September) falling during the mid-semester break, the Office of Māori Advancement will hold its main celebrations during the first week back, in association with AUTSA and Tītahi ki Tua, our Māori students' association.

Pop-Up Māori events will be held on our South and City Campuses during that week, and all AUT's whānau - Māori and tauiwi - are encouraged to participate.

Pop up Maori logo

On our South Campus there will be Tumeke Burgers and a pepeha art workshop on 21 September in the ME building, from 11am to 1pm.

And on our City Campus there will be free kai and kōrero, Tumeke Burgers, kawhe kart, raranga, poi lessons, tītī tōrea workshops, pepeha lessons and market stalls in Hikuwai Plaza, on 22 September, from 11am to 2pm.

Update: Our North Campus event that was to be held on September 20 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Revitalising, shaping and progressing te reo Māori

At the start of this month, Tītahi ki Tua (our Māori students' association) hosted the AGM for Māori ākonga from around the country.

As part of the event, a number of speakers shared their experience in revitalising, shaping and progressing te reo Māori within their respective fields and kaupapa mahi.

Dr Robert Pouwhare (Tūhoe) is a Māori language revivalist and has been politically active for over forty years agitating for the retention, maintenance and survival of the Māori reo and tikanga.

A recording of the event can be watched below, with Dr Pouwhare's talk starting at 14:28.

Following at 1:39:05 is a panel discussion with AUT Senior Lecturer Taituwha King (Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta ki te hauāuru), AUT Lecturer Erana Foster (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Hako) and Kyla Campell-Kamariera (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Taranaki tūturu).

Dr Joseph Te Rito (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu) of Ako Aotearoa wraps up the event starting at 3:15:55.

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