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The best young speakers of the Māori language compete in one of the biggest events of the school year in Ngā Manu Kōrero 2010. Hundreds of secondary school students from 14 regions around the country put their public-speaking ability to the test, held in Dunedin.

Delivering riveting performances on a range of thought-provoking topics, students competed in either the senior or junior sections of the speech competition, the categories are as follows:

- Senior English – Korimako which started in 1965
- Senior Māori – Pei Te Hurinui Jones which started in 1977
- Junior English – Sir Turi Carroll which started in 1980
- Junior Māori – Rawhiti Ihaka which started in 1983

In addition to capturing the actual speeches, Ngā Manu Kōrero 2010 also covers feedback from the parents and teachers. As past pupils of Kura Kaupapa Māori, Manu Kōrero was an important component in their schooling education. Don’t miss out on hearing what up and coming Māori leaders have to say.