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New theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

14 September 2013

New theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

To mark Māori Language Day 2013, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori announces the theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014:
‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’, which translates as The Word of the Week.”

Under this theme, a new Māori word will be highlighted each week for fifty weeks. All schools, communities and organisations are encouraged to introduce and adopt that word with students, staff etc.

’Te Kupu o te Wiki’ will help New Zealanders to build their Māori vocabulary. Through Te Kupu o te Wiki, Māori language lovers can learn Māori words to use in everyday conversation.

“Vocabulary is a building block of language. In 2014 we’ll be adding Māori words to the national vocabulary, introducing new and interesting words that we can all use,” says Glenis Philip-Barbara, Chief Executive of Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori will work with a wide range of iwi, community, whānau, government, education, businesses and other organisations to discuss how to build and enhance te reo in those sectors:
• In the business sector, it might mean using more Māori in advertising.
• On the news, it might mean using more everyday terms on news bulletins in the long term.

“During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014, all New Zealanders will have the chance to increase their Māori language vocabulary with the support of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and our partners, says Ms Philip-Barbara.”

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014:
Monday 21 – Sunday 27 July
Term 3, week 1

Find out more about Māori Language Day:
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/maori-language-petition-1972
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/urban-maori/3/4

He kaupapa hou mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Hei whakanui i Te Rā o te Reo Māori 2013, tēnei Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te whakapuaki nei ki te ao te tāhuhu mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014:
Ko ‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’.

I raro i tēnei tāhuhu matua mō te wiki, ka whakanuia tētahi kupu Māori hou i ia wiki o te tau, mō ngā wiki rima tekau. E ākina ana ngā kura katoa, ngā hapori katoa, ngā whakahaere hoki kia whakamahi, kia kawe hoki rātou i taua kupu me ngā ākonga, ngā kaimahi anō hoki.

Ko tā ’Te Kupu o te Wiki’ he āwhina i a Ngāti Niu Tīreni ki te whakapiki i ā rātou pātaka kupu Māori. Mā roto i tēnei kōkiri Te Kupu o te Wiki ka ako te hunga aroha ki te reo Māori i ētahi kupu Māori hei whakamahi mā rātou i ngā kōrerorero o ia rā.

"Ko tēnei mea te puna kupu tētahi wāhi nui o te reo o te tangata. I te tau 2014 ka tāpiri mātou i ētahi kupu Māori ki te puna kupu o te motu, me te whakauru mai i ētahi kupu hou, kupu whakaoho i te wairua hei whakamahi mā tātou,” te kī a Glenis Philip-Barbara, Te Tumuaki o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Ka mahi ngātahi Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me te huhua o ngā iwi, ngā whānau, te kāwanatanga, ngā whakahaere mātauranga, te rāngai pakihi, me ētahi atu momo whakahaere. Ka matapaki mātou me pēhea te whakawhānui, te whakapakari hoki i te reo i aua rāngai:
• I te rāngai pakihi, tērā pea ka whakamahia te reo i roto i ngā pānui me ngā whakatairanga.
• I ngā pitopito kōrero, ka rangona pea ngā kupu Māori o ia rā i ngā pitopito kōrero reo Pākehā.

“Hei Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014, ka whai wāhi ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa ki te whakawhānui i tō rātou puna kupu reo Māori, me te tautoko mai a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me ō mātou kaitautoko, e ai ki a Glenis Philip-Barbara.”

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014:
Rāhina 21 – Rātapu 27 Hōngongoi
Wāhanga 3, wiki 1

Kimihia ētahi atu kōrero mō Te Rā o te Reo Māori:
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/maori-language-petition-1972
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/urban-maori/3/4

ENDS

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