Te Roopu Māori | Issue 17
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Tēnā Koutou Katoa ngā tauira o te Whare Wānanga o Otago. Ko tēnei te wiki o te reo Māori. Kia Kaha koutou ki te korero te reo Māori ki ō hoa, ki ō kaiako ki ngā tangata katoa. He kaupapa whakahirahira tēnei, Nō reira karawhuia!
This week is Te Wiki O Te Reo. Arohatia te Reo is the theme for Māori Language Week, which means to cherish the language. We encourage all to find a way to express how you can use, honour, speak and show some love for the language of our country. Here are a few basic phrases to get you going, try and say at least one phrase a day so we can all work together to strengthen our beautiful language.
Mōrena/ ata mārie Good Morning
Kei te pēhea koe? How are you?
Ka nui te ora I’m great
I pēhea tō rā? How was your day?
Pai mārika taku rā I had a great day
Ka kite āno See you again
Ka rawe te kōrero Māori Gee speaking Māori is good fun.
There are Te Wiki O Te Reo events happening around Uni so get amongst, to name a few we have ...
Monday 23rd: An open lecture in which Dr Poia Rewi will be giving a kōrero on the past, present and future prospects of Te Reo Māori. Barclay theatre (Museum) at 5:30pm.
Wednesday 25th: There is a tautohetohe (debate) in the moot court “Your not Māori if you can’t speak Māori” Moot Court Richardson Building 5:30pm.
Friday 27th: Fundraiser Hypnotist show $15 a ticket to raise funds for our national conference that we are hosting at the end of August . Tickets sold at OUSA and Te Roopū Māori.
Saturday 28th: Christchurch band Merchants of Flow will be playing at Urban Factory $5 a ticket.
Any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or come into our whare 523 Castle Street.
Finally, I would like to thank all those that attended Te Hokai, the Māori Ball in the weekend. It was a very memorable event and enjoyed by all. Rocking to the 1950s juke box tracks, then getting pumped up to go to town from the beats of Dj “Disco Stu”. A heartfelt thank you to second year tauira Tawini White for spearheading this event and making it very much a success.
Get amongst Te Wiki and look out for the hangi’s at the union the cockle, mussell baguettes and the seafood chowder at Franklys.
Whakanuia Te Reo Māori
Mauri Ora whānau