E ngā ākonga o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, tēnā koutou katoa.
He kaupapa whakahirahira tō tātou i te wiki nei, arā, ko Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Nā reira, kia kaha tātou ki te whakamahi, ki te kōrero hoki i te reo. Whiua ki te ao, whiua ki te rangi, whiua ki ngā iwi katoa!
Greetings to all UC students,
There is a significant event for us this week, none other than Māori Language Week. Therefore I encourage you all to attempt to use, and speak te reo as much as possible. Let it flow through the world, to the skies and to all people!
This year, UC will celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori over two weeks, from today to 15 Hōngongoi July. The theme is ‘Ākina te Reo’ – behind you all the way, which is about using te reo Māori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on.
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is an opportunity to embrace te reo and build your bicultural competence and confidence. A range of activities will be happening across campus over the next two weeks, including during Winterlude. View the full Te Wiki programme here.
How to get involved
- Keep an eye on UC’s Facebook and Twitter for words and phrases.
- Find out what’s happening on campus and attend Te Wiki o te Reo Māori events.
- Pick up a free UC Te Reo resource pack. These are available for anyone to collect from Monday 4 July. Visit the Māori Development Team Reception, Level Two, Te Ao Mārama building, Arts Road.
- Check out the new online LEARN page that provides te reo resources and support.
- Listen to the new sound files on the Ngā Ingoa Māori i Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha webpage. Here you can learn key names at UC, and how to pronounce them in te reo Māori.
- Download Te Wiki resources.
Beyond Te Wiki there are many opportunities to further your Māori language and culture knowledge at UC. Start this week and then try to use the words you learn in everyday conversation.
Kia kaha e hoa mā!