Kāhu ki Rotorua: Te reo Māori to echo through Rotorua CBDPosted by On


Jude Pani, Dr Anaha Hiini, and Norm Rahiri.

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See below for English translation

Ko te reo te kaupapa nui

Kai te waka kotahi a Te Tatau o Te Arawa, a Kōtihi Reo Consultants me Te Arawa FM e hūkere kahukere ana. Ko te wiki o te reo Māori te take. Kua eke nei tēnei kaupapa whakahirahira ki te rima tekau o ngā tau.

He kakano nā ngā kaumātua ki muri i whakatō nō te tau kotahi mano, e iwa rau, e whitu tekau mā rua, nā rātou te petihana rangatira i kawe ki te ātea nui o Paremata me te kī atu he taonga te reo o tēnei whenua kāua e tukuna kia tāronatia e ngā ringaringa o te ao hou.
He kaupapa nui kua whakaritea e te hūnuku nei hai whakanui i te wiki o te reo Māori ka timata ā te kotahi tekau mā rua tae ki te kotahi tekau mā waru.

He kaupapa ako reo, he kaupapa ako pepehā katoa ēnei karaehe ka tu ki te puku o te tāone.

He kaupapa i whakarewangia e Te Tatau o Te Arawa nā wai ka tautokongia e Te Kaunihera o Rotorua me Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue.

Nō te Pīpiri ko hori i whakaarangia tētehi wāhi motuhake ki Te Manawa e te hūnuku tokotoru nei, ko te whakarangatira i te reo Māori te whakaaro matua wheoi anō hai timatatanga noa iho ki a āta mirimiri hoki ngā arero o te hāpori kia āta tāhuri ai ki te reo, nā reira i whanake ake ai te kaupapa Reo-rua.

Hei tuatahitanga tēnei kaupapa.

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