“Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho, ko tōku reo tōku mapihi mauria” My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.
Tēna koutou katoa e Te Whānau Tipu Ngātahi o Aotearoa Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.
Kei te harikoa e tata atu anō tātou ki te wā kia whakanui tō tātou reo rangatira, ā, he reo e ora ana, he reo e whakatipu ana i roto i te ngakau o te tangata.
Māhuru or September is a wonderful time of the year when we celebrate and honour the Māori language from 14-20 September. The Māori language as our indigenous language is a unique taonga to be treasured by all New Zealanders. It is through organisations like ours that we play a huge role in the lives of children that grow and nurture our bilingual values as a nation. This year, as part of a national focus across Playcentre we would like everyone no matter how big or small to participate in Māori language week, whether you are a mokopuna, mātua, Kaiako, kaimahi or kaiwhakahaere, everybody no matter who or where you are, can contribute to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in Playcentre. This year we have a number of prizes to be won for those who participate in our challenges being run during Māori language week. Let’s get together whānau and have fun with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. Check out the Playcentre website for the Te Wiki o Te Reo activities and resources for your Centres or your offices. We will have more activities, including a national challenge, going up on the website over the next few weeks, and we’ll be sharing whakataukī and kīwaha on our Facebook page throughout Te Wiki and right through September, so be sure to take a look
Kia kaha whānau, kia toa kia manawanui.
Ngā mihi me ngā manaakitanga o te wā
Mā tātou katoa te reo Māori e whakarauora:
Everyone can contribute to te reo Māori revitalisation: