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July 20, 2009 | by  | in Opinion |
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Te Karere a Ngāi Tauira

Only Two Weeks Until Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori!

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), a fantastic programme of FREE events has been put together for students to enjoy. This is a great way to promote Te Reo Māori to speakers and learners of all levels of ability.

This year, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori will be 27–31 July. During this week there will be FREE lunch-time and evening events taking place daily. There are heaps of fun activities, and prizes to be won so make sure you check out the events!

Included in the events programme, is a Seminar Series, entitled He Taonga Te Reo. These seminars will be presented in English, and will focus on issues pertaining to Te Reo Māori.

In addition to the events, Ngāi Tauira also produce a Te Reo Māori publication called Te Ao Mārama, which is published in Salient. Articles about issues facing Māori students, written by prominent members of the Māori community are included. There are also great prizes to be won by entering Te Reo Māori creative writing competitions.

For information on Te Reo Māori creative writing competitions contact: Pania Lee: pania.lee@vuw.ac.nz.

Ngāi Tauira SGM
Ngāi Tauira wish to advise all Māori students of our upcoming Special General Meeting.

The purpose for the SGM is to put forward constitutional changes and for the election of one Āpiha on the Kōmiti Whakahaere o Ngāi Tauira.

The meeting will be held on August 5th at 5.30pm, venue tbc.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Events Programme

RĀHINA | MONDAY
Morning: Pōwhiri for Linguapax Award, 9am Te Herenga Waka Marae
Lunch : Te Kumara Reka (Takirua Play) 1-2pm, Student Union Hall
Seminar: Te Reo Māori Revitalisaion, 3-4pm, Karori Campus
Evening: Te Kumara Reka (Takirua Play) 1-2pm, Student Union Hall
RĀTŪ | TUESDAY
Lunch: Hākinakina (Sports), 1-2pm, Rec Centre
Seminar: The Status of Te Reo Māori as an Official Language, 4-5pm, Hunter Council Chambers
Evening: Tautohetohe (Debate), 6-9pm, Te Herenga Waka Marae
RĀAPA | WEDNESDAY
Lunch: Waiata Ako (Learn a Song), 1– 2pm, Wharenui, THW Marae
Seminar: Te Reo Māori and Linguistics, 2-3pm, Meeting Rm 1, SUB
Evening: Film Night, 5pm, Language Learning Centre, VZ
RĀPARE | THURSDAY
Lunch : Pipitea Event, 12-1pm, Pipitea
Seminar: Te Reo Māori and Law, 1-2pm Socrates Room, Old Govt Building
Evening: Quiz, 6pm, Te Herenga Waka Marae
RĀMERE | FRIDAY
Lunch: Kēmu Māori (Māori Games), 12-1pm, Whare Kai, THW Marae
Seminar: Te Reo Māori and Psychology, 12-1pm, EA 407
Evening: Open Mic Night, 8pm K-Bar

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