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Te Rōpū Reo MāoriMāori Language Club
Pānui #5 – Paenga-whawha 2012

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Arohatia te Reo


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - 23-29 July
Arohatia te Reo
is the theme for Māori Language Week 2012. Arohatia te Reo, means to cherish the language and this year it is intended to encourage all people to demonstrate their love and regard for the language. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you do, we encourage the whole nation to find a way to express how and in what ways they use, honour, speak and thereby show their love for the language. 











Māori Language Week launch
If you are in or near Te Awa, The Base in Hamilton on Monday, 23 July, we are launching Māori Language Week at 8.30am. The launch is being celebrated by performers from local kura, retailers own promotions, give-away breakfast snacks and the week being opened by government officials and Tainui dignitaries. Come and join us for a morning snack, some inspiring entertainment and preview our Māori Language Week resources.

Māori Language resources
All Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori resources for 2012 will be available online by 1 June 2012. Go to to download them.

Māori Language Award opens
Māori Language Awards open on 1st June 2012. The categories for this year are:
Start thinking now what your organisation can do not only to celebrate Māori Language Week but also to enter the awards. To get some ideas, check out what others did in previous years at












Māori Language Awards dinner
The Māori Language Awards is Friday, 16th November at TECT Arena, Baypark, Tauranga.
Tickets will be on sale from (October) and available at that time from (Catherine Sinclair on 04 471 6730 or ). 

Ma Te Reo




Mā te Reo opens on the first day of Māori Language Week, Monday, 23 July 2012. At the Māori Language Week launch the Mā te Reo team will be holding a clinic where they will provide information including how to make a successful application, what areas are a priority, and what information is required to accompany an application. Check out the website to see what has previously been funded at / or call 0800 MA TE REO for more information..










25th Anniversary
This year Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori celebrates 25 years of existence on 1 August 2012. Follow our updates on FaceBook including a timeline of highlights over the last 25 years.

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A Toroihi rāua ko Kāhiwa - The Māori Troilus and Cressida
Rawiri Paratene (Whale Rider) leads an outstanding cast of eighteen Māori performers, including renowned actor, Waihoroi Shortland (Taika Waititi’s Boy) and Te Reo Professor, Scotty Morrison (Te Karere). A Toroihi rāua ko Kāhiwa Troilus and Cressida, is an impressive visually stunning production which was held in Wellington and Auckland prior to it heading to London to be performed at The Globe Theatre in London on as part of the World Shakespeare Festival and London 2012 Festival, which are part of lead in celebrations for the Olympic Games. A Toroihi rāua ko Kāhiwa Troilus and Cressida will play at the Globe Theatre on 23-24 April 2012. 

REO MĀORI RESOURCES  – for all abilities  - reo Māori self directed learning packages  - video files to hear and see words being pronounced  - reo Māori publications  - reo Māori games, crosswords, language and cultural information  - Māori newspapers from last century and early this century  - 100 commonly used Māori words to listen to and practice  - online catalogue  - Māori resources collated by Massey University Māori studies.  - macron software  - download PDFs of reo Māori documents