Te Reo Māori orators turn out for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori live debate

Kua whakataetae ētahi kaikōrero Reo Māori ki te taupatupatu mataora mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Ka tū tētahi taupatupatu rae ki te rae motuhake a ētahi kaikōrero reo Māori ā te pō nei ki te whakanui i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Hei tā Shane Taurima, Tāhuhu Rangapū o Whakaata Māori, “He aha te kai a te rangatira? He kōrero. He kaupapa rawe hei whakanui i tēnei wiki rangatira.”

Ka whakahaeretia ‘Te Reo Tautohe’ e te kaipāho kua whakawhiwhia ki te tohu, e Julian Wilcox, ko ngā kaihautū o ngā tīma ko Rāhui Papa (Tainui) me Tāmati Waaka (Tūhoe, Te Whanau-a-Apanui).

Hei tā Te Atarangi Whiu, Tumu Whakarae of Te Mātāwai, “Ko te tūmanako ia ko te tūtū mai a te hunga matatau ki te reo ki te nanawe i te hunga ako i te reo ka kakari ai i runga i te hinengaro kakama me te wairua ngahau.

Ko ētahi o ngā kaikōrero ko Ruth Smith (Rongowhakaata), ko Rhonda Tibble (Ngāti Porou), ko Te Wehi Preston (Tūhoe) me Penetaui Kleskovic (Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri).

Hei wāhanga o Te Whare O Te Reo Mauriora, e ū pono ana a Whakaata Māori me Te Mātāwai kia mahi ngātahi ki te whakarauora me te whakatairanga i te reo i waenga i ō tātou whānau, hapū, iwi me te hapori.

Ka pāho mataoratia te kaupapa hei te 7:30pm ki ētahi paepāho maha, tae atu ki te hongere o Te Reo, ki Whakaata Māori me ngā pae pāhopori a Te Mātāwai.

Ka pōhiritia te hunga mātaki kia whai wāhi atu ki te taupatupatu ka pōti ai ā-tuihono mō te tīma pai ki a rātou.

Kua kakari ko te hinengaro kakama, ko te wairua ngahau me te hiranga ki te reo Māori – he whakataetae nui e haere ake nei!

E tautoko ana a Whakaata Māori me Te Mātāwai i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori mō te katoa o te wiki ki te #TWOTRM, te #TeWikioTeReo me te #KiaKahaTeReoMaori.



Te Reo Māori orators turn out for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori live debate

Some of our leading te reo Māori orators will go head to head in a special one-off debate tonight in celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

“He aha te kai a te rangatira? He kōrero. He kaupapa rawe hei whakanui i tēnei wiki rangatira,” says Shane Taurima, Tāhuhu Rangapū of Māori Television.

‘Te Reo Tautohe’ will be hosted by award-winning broadcaster, Julian Wilcox, and the teams captained by Rāhui Papa (Tainui) and Tāmati Waaka (Tūhoe, Te Whanau a Apanui).

“We are hoping to engage our competent speakers and inspire our learners in a battle of wit and humour,” says Te Atarangi Whiu, Tumu Whakarae of Te Mātāwai.

Speakers include Ruth Smith (Rongowhakaata), Rhonda Tibble (Ngāti Porou), Te Wehi Preston (Tūhoe) and Penetaui Kleskovic (Ngāpuhi, Te Aupouri).

As part of Te Whare O Te Reo Mauriora, Māori Television and Te Mātāwai are committed to working together to revitalise and promote te reo Māori amongst our whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori.

The event will be livestreamed at 7:30pm across multiple platforms, including Te Reo channel, Māori Television and Te Mātāwai social media sites.

Audiences will be invited to engage in the debate by voting online for their favourite team.

This will be a true battle of wit, humour and excellence in te reo Māori – he whakataetae nui e haere ake nei!

Māori Television and Te Mātāwai are supporting Te Wiki o te Reo Māori all week using the hashtags #TWOTRM #TeWikioTeReo & #KiaKahaTeReoMaori.