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Manawa Reo

Ara | Te Pūkenga is celebrating te reo Māori with a variety of events between 11 September to 13 October.

We are encouraging learners and colleagues to join the movements Mahuru Māori and a Māori Language Moment where you can challenge yourself to speak more te reo and register to receive regular updates and free resources. 

Manawa Reo 11 September to 13 October. Register here 

Each and every one of us can help revitalize and strengthen our language by using it more and by incorporating te reo Māori into everyday conversations. When we strengthen our language, we strengthen our identity that is unique to Aotearoa. Kia kaha te reo Māori. Let’s make the Māori language strong. 

Whakarongo (Listen) 

Look for our Kupu Kards around campus with greetings and phrases for use in your everyday interactions. Then by going to the Manawa Reo in the MyAra app, you can scan the QR code on each poster to hear the correct pronunciation and have a go at using them with each other. 

Kōrero (Speak) 

A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself that is special to Aotearoa and for Māori it is common practice to tell the story of our connections to significant people and places. Take up the #HonoChallenge! Use the links provided to create your pepeha and when you’re ready learn it, share it and upload it to social media using the tohu marau hashtag #HonoChallenge. Kei reira! Awesome! 

Ako (Learn) 

There are many ways you can learn te reo Māori here at Ara | Te Pūkenga. For study option check out Our Programmes and for self-paced learning we’ve compiled a whole lot of fabulous resources within our Subject Guides including dictionaries, books, lectures and apps that will help you get on the right path to learning the Māori language. Karawhiua e hoa mā give it heaps! 

Events at Ara | Te Pūkenga

Current learners can log in to MyAra for all details.