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Te Hōhaieti o te reo Māori ki Wikitōria

E kaha kōrerotia ana a Ngā Tamatoa nō te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau. Mōhio rānei koe ki te rōpū nā tēnei wānanga nei, Te Rōpū Reo Māori? Tēnā, kia whakamāramahia e au.

1969 te tau. I puta i a Koro Dewes te whakaaro kia whakatūria tētahi rōpū kōkiri i ngā kaupapa o te wā ko te reo te take. Ka hua mai ko Te Rōpū Reo Māori. Hui ai rātou ki te whare hākinakina (Club Kelburn) ki te ako. Kāore he karaehe reo, he marae hei tautoko i te reo Māori i tēnei wānanga, korekau!

Nāwai, ka puta te hiahia whai i tētahi kaupapa tōrangpū hei whakamana i te reo Māori i ngā kura, i te pouaka whakaata. Ka whakaritea e te Rōpū tētahi petihana hei tuku ki te Karauna. Ko Ngā Tamatoa te ringa āwhina. Neke atu i te 30,000 ngā tāngata i tohu i te petihana nei. Ā, nō te 14 o Hepetema 1972 whakatakotohia ai te petihana nei ki mua i te whare pāremata. I tapaina tēnei rangi, te 14 o Hepetema, ko te Rā o te Reo Māori. I te tau 1975 ka huri te wiki i taka ai te 14 o Hepetema hei wiki whakanui i te reo Māori. Arā, ko te Wiki o te Reo Māori tēnā.

I whakaputaina anō e te Rōpū Te Ao Marama, tēnei pukapuka tonu e pānui nei koe! Mōhio koe, kotahi anake te niupepa reo taketake i te ao, ko Te Ao Marama tonu!

1986 te tau. I rangona te kerēme reo Māori (Wai11) ki Te Herenga Waka Marae, me Waiwhetū Marae. I te mutunga iho, ka whakaturehia te reo Māori hei reo whai mana i te tau 1987.

I tēnei tau, kua whakatūria anō te Rōpū – me tōna ingoa ake, Te Hōhaieti o te reo Māori – hei whakamihi, hei whakarangatira i ēnei Ika a Whiro i whakapau kaha mō tō tātou reo, mā tātou hei whai ā muri ake nei – he tauira noa iho i taua wā, pēnei i a tātou.

E meatia ana kia kaua e kōrerotia tō ake reka. Heoi, e tika ana anō me tuku ēnei kōrero kia rere, hei wānanga mā tātou i waenganui tonu i a tātou, matawhāiti nei. I ora te reo Māori i tēnei whare wānanga, i āna tauira. Me te aha, i te korenga o ēnei kōrero e rangona kua wareware, kua ngaro! He aha te hua o tērā?

Kia maumahara tonu ki ēnei kaupapa nā Te Rōpū Reo Māori i whakatū, mā tātou hei pīkau. Ko te pātai ia, māu rānei e hiki, ka tukuna rānei e koe mā Wareware e tiaki?

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