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JAPANESE PROGRAMME RELEASES 2017 DANCE VIDEO

2017 UC Dance 2[2]

On Tuesday 25 July, the Japanese Programme released this year’s collaborative dance video – ‘Koi Dance’.

This dance, which originates as the theme tune of a popular Japanese TV drama, has become a craze in Japan. Our version was made from sections of the dance performed by all 400+ participants at this year’s annual NCEA Japanese Workshop at UC in June, edited together with sections made by the 15 individual participating local high schools.

The dance video has attracted over 25,000 hits since its launch and we are hoping that it tops the 89,000+ hits that last year’s dance attracted.

Watch it here>

HE PITOPITO REO: Buildings

Following on from last week’s Rehua example, the second instalment of Intercom’s  Te Reo Māori pronunciation column focuses on building names.

Matariki


Ōrakipaoa


Ōtākaro


Puaka James Hight


Te Ao Mārama


Waimairi


Waitākiri


Whekī

You can listen to other UC-related Te Reo Māori words on the UC website

If you have a query about how to pronounce a Te Reo Māori word correctly, send your request via the Te Ohu Reo request form and we will endeavour to feature it in a future column.

He Pitopito Reo – Snippets of language

In a new semi-regular column, Intercom will share sound files of pronunciation so we can all learn to say Te Reo Māori words correctly – where possible, before we develop bad habits.

The first word is Rehua – the name that the refurbished former Commerce building will be known as when it opens.

Listen here:

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The College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora, UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) and UC’s Executive Development Programmes (EDP) are moving to the Rehua building in the heart of Ilam Campus in late 2017.

You can listen to other UC-related Te Reo Māori words on the UC website

If you have a query about how to pronounce a Te Reo Māori word correctly, send your request via the Te Ohu Reo request form and we will endeavour to feature it in a future column.

Working on Biculturalism in the workplace?

Working on biculturalism in the workplace? A great way to start is to add some Māori phrases into your everyday language.

Kia ora (hello) is a good one to start with. Or sign off your emails Nāku, nā (yours faithfully).

Some more UC focused Māori words are here

UC staff who would like more help learning Māori words and practicing pronounciation, can enrol in a Te Reo Māori course, which is coming up over two half days, on 4 April and 9 May.

Find out more and enrol here

New reo Māori pronunciation app

Kia ora, me ngā mihi o te tau hōu.

There’s new app to help you pronounce te reo Māori. See the story in the NZ Herald. 

It focuses on places up Tāmaki-makaurau (Auckland) way. If you practice these it’ll be a good start to knowing how to pronounce local names.

There are some local place names among the UC-specific names and sound files that you can access here

We will be updating and expanding these files in 2017.

Kia kaha ki te whakahua tika i te reo Māori. Make an effort to pronounce Māori words correctly.

Mary Boyce