Te Ohu Reo is charged with providing quality, accurate use of te reo Māori for UC for any student-facing or outward-facing communications – spoken, written or visual. It also ensures our communications align with our UC cultural narratives and the wishes of mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and with Ngāi Tahu more broadly, who have formal agreements with UC.
Te Ohu Reo sits within Te Waka Pākākano | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity. Requests for assistance with use of te reo Māori and for naming and generation of terms for use in all aspects of the university’s work are submitted using the Ohu Reo Request form.
The link can also be found on the Amokapua Waka Pākākano | AVC Māori, Pacific and Equity page.
The team that work on these requests carry out a range of other roles in addition to this work – therefore we ask that any requests made take into consideration a timeframe of up to four weeks to be completed.
Under our current working conditions, that timeline is being stretched somewhat. So, it is important that requests are submitted well ahead of the date required so that we can do our very best to return the results to you as soon as we are able.
Once you receive a response you may need to do some follow-up work with your Kaiārahi to help you understand how best to implement use of that term, name, or expression in the context of your practice.
Kia manawanui mai koutou – we appreciate your understanding and patience!