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Ngati Ruanui supports plans for Te Reo Maori

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Te uho o te ora, tauwhirotia mātau ki te hau ariki,

ki te hau tipua o te kāhui o ngā atua

Tahuri ōku mata te tihi ki Taranaki

ko Punga kei runga, Ko Ruanui kei raro

Auhi kau ana te ngākau mō te tira kahurangi kua

rūpeke ki tua o wai-nuku-mamao, wai-rangi-tawhiti!

Waiho mai ana te pahī parekawakawa ki muri nei e rarau ana

Korohī pō, korohī ao!

He manu whakatiriripa i ngā kupu kōrero o taku

reo ohooho, Kō! Kō! Kō!

Ngati Ruanui supports plans for Te Reo Maori

Media Statement 23 July 2014

Te Tumu Whakaae (Chair) of Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust said today his iwi supports Te Matawai, the Maori Affairs Minister’s new Maori language strategy.

Parliament is considering the proposed strategy and a new governance entity. The new entity will include representatives from each of the 7 dialectal regions, Māori language organisations, and the Crown.

Haimona Manuera Jnr said having dialectal uniqueness recognised and represented in the new body is a positive move forward for iwi like Ngati Ruanui.

“The Taranaki region is well known for its distinctive dialect of te reo Maori, but even within the region the various iwi of Taranaki have subtle differences of their own,” Mr Maruera said

To have some input and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) over decisions made on fostering and developing our own dialect can only be a good thing.”

Ends


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