Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maori Language Week 26 July to 1 August

How are you celebrating Maori Language Week?

I am going to Whakarewarewa Thermal Village today with my friend Mano who arrives

from the UK around 12 noon. It is going to be awesome.

The theme for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2010 is te mahi kai, or the language of food.

The theme this year is 'te mahi kai', or to gather food. As part of the theme, members of the public can donate food to council, which will then be given to the Tauranga Community Trust Foodbank. Keren says people can then enter a competition by translating the collected food items to Maori. All food can be dropped at Tauranga Library. "The idea is that people do some research to find out what the Maori word is," says Keren. A similar competition for council workers is being held and involves staff dropping items at the council's cafeteria. Keren says more people are accepting the Maori language. "Even if people come away learning one Maori word, that's a good thing."

Maori Language. Net

Youtube Videos

Check out my Youtube Channel, click on Playlists - heaps of Maori Waita, songs and dance

to share.

"Ko te Aroha tonu te tino mea - there is nothing greater than LOVE!"