Levin council invites job applications in Te Reo Maori
The Horowhenua District Council’s new employment application form in Te Reo Maori may be a first for local government in New Zealand. Human Resources Manager Meredith Blackler says she is not aware of any other council, or even central Government department, that offers candidates the option of ...Continue Reading...
Allegations of Financial Mismanagement at Kohanga Reo National Trust emerge after #Native Affairs report
(NZHerald) There are allegations of financial mismanagement at the top of a Government-funded organisation whose objective is to help children learn Te Reo. To read background info on this story click here To read the Defamation Letter, TangataWhenua.com received for publishing a panui ...Continue Reading...
Official names for North and South Islands confirmed
(Stuff.co.nz) The official names of New Zealand’s two main land masses will be North Island or Te Ika-a-Maui, and the South Island or Te Waipounamu, under a recommendation from the New Zealand Geographic Board. The board today said it would recommend to Land Information Minister Maurice ...Continue Reading...
“Kia ora” offends Queenstown retailer – BONZ
(Waatea News) The Human Rights Commission has been asked to step in after a Queenstown clothing retailer complained about receiving an email addressed with the greeting kia ora. The publisher of Travel New Zealand, Gary Cody, says one of his reps sent the email to Bonz trying to sell an ad. ...Continue Reading...
Drawing a fine line for Maori Language Week
The technology may have changed but Ta Moko artist Maia Gibbs is still firmly grounded in the designs of traditional Maori tattoos. Gibbs will demonstrate his Ta Moko skill and cultural expertise next week (1 – 3 July) in a special event for CPIT’s Maori Language Week celebrations. CPIT’s Maori ...Continue Reading...
New Maori Waiata Released By Taranaki Band (+video)
“Our band Te Kohikohinga Kohatu (TKK) is pleased to announce the release of our first single and music video during NZ Music Month” says band manager and singer Morgana Watson. Whakataka Te Hau’ is an original and it’s all in Te Reo Maori! In fact, all our waiata are ...Continue Reading...
HE PANUI TENEI KI NGA ROOPU PAPAOHO KATOA O TE MOTU
KIA HIWARA, KIA HIWARA!!! HE PANUI TENEI KI NGA ROOPU PAPAOHO KATOA O TE MOTU 13 Haratua 2013 Na: Te Tira Tiaki Taiao o Te Arawa Ko te karanga tenei o te Tira Tiaki Taiao o Te Arawa ki nga taangata me nga pakihi katoa o te rohe kia tu tahi ki te aukati I [...]Continue Reading...
Redneck fears over naming move (Yvonne Tahana)
(Yvonne Tahana, NZ Herald) The South Island’s Maori name Te Waipounamu refers to the greenstone rock found there. Cultural commentators hope for a reasoned debate on a move to recognise alternative names for both the North and South Islands – but one says it’s likely to bring ...Continue Reading...
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- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
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- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua
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