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Kiwi expat uses social media to maintain her reo
A yearning for home and her Māori culture has seen a kiwi expat seek help through social media to maintain her reo Māori and further develop her Japanese. Since moving to Japan more than three years ago Sarah McCann has felt isolated from her culture and hopes to connect with others in the world who feel the same.
Rheumatic fever app targets Samoan communities
An app aimed at minimising the staggering amount children affected by rheumatic fever is now available in the Samoan Language. The app was developed after an English and Reo Māori version was launched last year. Its huge success has triggered a demand to develop it further to incorporate other languages.
Panekiretanga students participate in ancient Scottish tikanga
Members of a Māori language school of excellence expedition in Great Britain took part in an ancient ritual on a sacred historical site at West Scotland's Fort Dunadd. Reo expert, Paraone Gloyne says it's part of sharing traditional cultural practises to ensure they are kept alive for future generations.
Samoan Language Week celebrated
It's Samoan language week so the Pacific community hopes Talofa Lava which means "Greetings" will be a popular phrase this week. According to Statistics NZ, the Samoan population remains the largest among Pacific Islanders and Samoan is the third most-spoken language in NZ after English and Māori.
Panekiretanga students learn about Irish language methods
Around 40 Panekiretanga graduates are traveling around Europe to learn about the state of indigenous languages in several countries. The graduates are members of the academy of Māori language excellence in Hamilton.
Jireh & whānau encourages learning Sign with online videos
For this New Zealand Sign Language Week (NZSL), a Wellington whānau are doing their part to help raise awareness with their short educational video clips. The videos have proven to be a popular resource for other families wanting to learn some basic Sign.
Herita Toko receives QSM for commitment to Te Reo Māori and education
A woman who was punished for speaking her native tongue at school has received a Queen's Service Medal for her contribution to the Kōhanga Reo Movement and revitalisation of Te Reo. 85-year-old Herita Toko was recognised for her efforts at Government House in Auckland.
Hawaiians aim to develop their Ke Ku’Ula Leo initiative with Māori
A Hawaiian language expert Kaliko Baker is looking at the Māori Language School of Excellence as a blueprint for a school of Hawaiian language excellence. His aspirations were expressed at the He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference in Hamilton.
Māori translators on the rise
With more than 100 licenced Māori interpreters certified by the Māori Language Commission, only 60 of them are active in the field. This year 19 students have jumped on board for the first of the three Māori translator's workshops held over the weekend in Rotorua.