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Adrianne Taungapeau | September 2021

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Infrastructure and Environmental Services Directorate, Auckland Council .

Infrastructure and Environmental Services Directorate, Auckland Council

Te Wā Tuku Reo – The Reo Māori Moment

Kia ora koutou katoa.

The Infrastructure & Environmental Services Directorate of Auckland Council whānau whānui participated in Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori 2021 | The Māori Moment on Tuesday 14th September lead by the Directorate Kaihautū Barry Potter and the team at 12.00pm.

The session started with a brief overview of the history of Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori and was followed by ngā kaitātaki reciting their individual mihi. With 118 staff online for Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori 2021, a basic format for mihi was shared as an opportunity for whānau to learn about and develop an individualised mihi and at the same time become more familiar with and using te reo Māori in our day to day working life.

Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori 2021 was a part of the full week of twice daily sessions for the Infrastructure and Environmental Services Directorate of Auckland Council that focussed on Karakia and Kia Kaha te Reo Taiao.

Happening online as Auckland was in alert level four the I&ES whanau had the opportunity each day to learn a range of karakia, Kupu Māori, Ngā whakatauākī / whakataukī, kīwaha me wētahi atu kīanga.

Each session had around 20% of the directorate attending and received universally positive feedback about the supportive environment the sessions created to give it a go. Plans are afoot to keep the te reo momentum going so watch this space. No reira….

Well Done I&ES and KORERO MĀORI – GIVE IT A GO!

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