Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland Transport Big Winner for Maori Language Week

Auckland Transport media release



Auckland Transport Big Winner for Maori Language Week

Auckland Transport has taken two major prizes at the Maori Language Awards run by the Maori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, held in Tauranga.

It won the New Entrant Award Te Wiki o te Reo Maori – Te Maia Hou and then went on to scoop the Supreme Award Te Tohu Huia Te Reo. There were 30 finalists in 15 categories.

The Auckland Transport campaign for Maori Language Week saw posters in trains showing how to pronounce Maori vowels and station names correctly. An associated video, featuring Auckland Transport’s Maori Relations Manager Tipa Compain was used as an in house staff training tool and for train and bus staff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdp9gAv48nU&list=UUjapn-HvMCZZwMizDtBsTAg&index=15&feature=plcp

Over the course of the week there were also welcome boards in Maori at the Britomart Transport Centre and on-board train announcements were made in both Te Reo and English..

The Maori Language Commission’s Chief Executive Glenis Philip-Barbara says : “This (Auckland Transport’s) active support for the Māori language is a powerful demonstration of what is needed all over Aotearoa.”

David Warburton, Auckland Transport’s Chief Executive says the initiative is an example of the organisation’s commitment to Treaty of Waitangi obligations and Maori outcomes set out in the Auckland Plan. The feedback from customers, particularly through social media such as twitter and Facebook was also overwhelmingly positive.

“This year’s effort and the Award recognition is fantastic and something we can really build on moving forward,” he says.

Auckland Transport’s commitment doesn’t stop with Maori Language Week; it has just launched a road safety book for pre-schoolers in Maori and six Pacific Island languages and is in the process of rolling out the AT HOP card which has a Maori language option on electronic ticket machines.

Information brochures and newsletters are also often produced for specific audiences in a range of languages including Chinese and Korean.

-ENDS –


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On First Time Voting (Centre Right)

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.

One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:

As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.

But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On National’s Phantom Tax Cut Package

Hmmm. So National’s tax cuts package turns out to be one of those television advertisements that screams a headline promise – perfect skin! a youth tonic that works! – while in very small print there’s an out clause: special conditions may apply. More>>

ALSO:

Water: New Marine Reserves On West Coast Opened

Five new marine reserves were officially opened by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the West Coast of the South Island to protect a range of marine ecosystems for conservation, science and recreation. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news