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Opinion

September 18, 2017

Many cite the French Revolution (1789–1799) as the birthplace of modern democracy; it shifted the rights of sovereignty from those in the upper echelons of society to “the common people”. It was the first time a Western country had chosen democracy over monarchy and provided footprints in the sand for others to follow, culminating in […]

September 18, 2017

Whenever the idea of teaching te reo Māori to primary school students comes up, the same arguments against it are raised. Here’s a response to some of the “pragmatic” arguments I’ve heard. “Let the kids pick a language!” Letting primary school children choose a language would require schools to hire teachers of multiple different languages. […]

September 11, 2017

Tēnā koutou e te tī, e te tā Ko Dayna Eggeling tōhoku ikoa, he uri ahau nō Kāi Tahu, e mahi ana au ki Te Pūtahi Atawhai he tari mō kāi tauira Māori, kāi tauira nō Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa anō hoki. Kei te papa tuarua o te whare o te Uniana Tauira mātou e noho ana. […]

September 11, 2017

The kōrero of our tīpuna are recounted in many hapori across the Pacific. The importance of retelling those stories is considered a craft which we attempt to practice in every facet of our being as Māori and Pasifika people who are descended from greatness. For me, these kōrero are integral to the delivery of the […]

September 11, 2017

Kia Ora e hoa, Ngā mihi mahana kia a koutou ngā tauira, ngā kaipānui o tēnei pukapuka maheni, waihoki ngā kaitautoko o tēnei wiki, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori! He paku kōrero tēnei hei mōhio ai te katoa ko wai mātou a Ngāi Tauira. Kia koutou, ngā tauira o te Whare Wānanga o Wikitoria, […]

September 11, 2017

Working in and around student associations, it’s super easy to get complacent. Sometimes the big picture becomes blurred by the intricacies of the work. For example, sometimes you feel like your work isn’t important, or that your abilities within these organisations are really limited. This couldn’t be further from the truth though, and we need […]

September 11, 2017

He rōpū tēnei mō te hunga e aroha ana ki tēnei reo rangatira, arā, ko Te Reo Māori tērā. Ko te kaupapa nui kia hanga tētahi wāhi pai mō te iwi e pirangi ki te kōrero i te reo, ahakoa te taumata. Heoi anō, kia mōhio ai tēnei hunga ki ngā pou awhina maha mō […]

September 11, 2017

1. Nōhea rawa! — No way! 2. Ehara, ehara! — For sure! 3. I wāu nei hoki— Harden up 4. Āe mārika — Yes, indeed 5. Nā whai anō — It’s no wonder 6. Mā te aha i tēnā — That’s better than nothing 7. Kei te āhua o… — It depends on … 8. Mea rawa ake — Nek minnit 9. Kia meatia! — So […]

September 11, 2017

Nā Kahu Haimona (Te Arawa, Waikato) rāua ko Eru Kapa-Kingi (Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui, Te Whānau a Apanui) Tumuaki-Takirua o Ngā Rangahautira   Ko Ngā Rangahautira tētahi rōpū e tautoko ana i ngā mahi a ngā ākonga Māori e whai ana i te tohu ture. Ko ngā mahi a Ngā Rangahautira, he tautoko, he akiaki […]