Te Matoe o Te Reo - postponed until further notice

August 18, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions that we are currently facing as a nation, we have postponed the event until further notice! We will be sure to keep you informed of the changes!

Kia Kaha Aotearoa, He waka eke noa!

Te Wānanga o Raukawa will host the Te Matoe o te Reo Symposium 2021 for the Te Tai Hauāuru region in Ōtaki on Wednesday 1 September.  The day runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm and culminates with an awards dinner in the evening to celebrate the significant contribution of reo champions across the region.

This year’s event will focus on the revival of te reo used to describe and engage in everyday activities, at home and throughout the community, ‘te reo o ia rā’.  The symposium will feature Te Tai Hauāuru language revitalisation exponents, champions, and rangatahi sharing their expertise, experiences, and strategies in restoring te reo as an organic and pervasive form of communication in our daily activities.  

Speakers include Piripi Walker, Debbie Marshall, Kingi Kiriona, Roimata Baker, Paraone Gloyne, Dee Sciascia and Ruakere Hond.  Also included is a rangatahi panel discussion.

This event is open to the general public with the target audience being reo enthusiasts, rangatahi, whānau, hapū, iwi, kura and kōhanga whānau, reo students and anyone interested in advancing language acquisition and revitalisation.

Workshops will be run concurrently at 10.40am and 1.20pm and include:

  • He Karapu Kawhe – hosted by Mikaere Paki
  • Rongomamau (Jujitsu) – hosted by Quintin Solomon
  • He Tunu Kai – hosted by Raymond Peeti
  • He Mahi Toi – hosted by Karangawai Marsh and Tania Te Tau

The event aims to inspire te reo Māori champions, teachers, advocates, and learners by sharing the successes, challenges, innovations, trials and tribulations experienced by those working with the language. 

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 144 Tasman Road, Wednesday 1 September from 8.30am.



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