Te 15 o ngā rā o Mahuru / 15 September 2020

TV 3 takes out supreme award at the Māori Language Week Awards

 

TV3 took the top prize, the Supreme Award, at the Māori Language Week Awards held in Wellington last night.

 

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) Chief Executive Haami Piripi in presenting the Supreme Award commended TV 3 for being the first channel to broadcast in reo Māori on the mainstream news every night during the week.

 

“All winners and finalists should be congratulated for their efforts to support reo Mäori it was encouraging to see so many community groups, organisations and individuals giving it a go,” Haami said.

 

“Winners and finalist ideas to support Mäori Language Week were innovative and varied from encouraging staff to pronounce words well, setting up a Mäori Language club, putting up bilingual signs and displays, printing reo Mäori resources and organising various activities including kapa haka performances, hangi and te reo story telling.”

 

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres said it was great to see a significant number of the awards being awarded to private sector organisations including TV 3, Diagnostic Medlab, and Gisborne Herald. “It is an indication that te reo Māori is being taken up as an important aspect of commerce and culture.”

 

Hekia Parata Deputy Secretary, Policy Te Puni Kökiri said last night’s awards were a great celebration of Mäori language and they are already planning how they can encourage greater participation by central and local government next year.

 

Winners of the eleven awards were:

Te Tohu Tari Kāwanatanga (Central Government Award)
Joint winners:

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Te Tari Taake – Inland Revenue
Sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Tohu Kaunihera ā-rohe (Local Body Award)
Auckland City Council
Sponsored by Te Puni Kōkiri  

Te Tohu Whare Pukapuka Tūmatanui (Library Award)
Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi - Christchurch City Libraries
Sponsored by National Library

Te Tohu Hapori - (Community Award)
Te Whakaruruhau ki Ōtautahi - Christchurch Community House
Sponsored by Mā Te Reo

 

Te Tohu Pūtahi Mātauranga (Education Institution Award)

Te Kuratini o Waikato – WINTEC

Sponsored by Mā Te Reo

 

Te Tohu Kura - (School Award)
Albany School
Sponsored by Cinco Cine Film Productions

Te Tohu Pakihi (Business Award)
Diagnostic Medlab

Sponsored by Ngāi Tahu Seafood

 

Te Tohu Tā - (Print Award)
Gisborne Herald
Sponsored by Mäori Television

 

Te Tohu Reo Irirangi - (Radio Award)
Te Hiku Media
Sponsored by Mäori Television

 

Te Tohu Pouaka Whakaata - (Television Award)
Tianara Tuatoru – TV 3
Sponsored by Mäori Television

 

Te Tohu Rangatira - (Supreme Award)
Tianara Tuatoru – TV 3
Sponsored by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

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