Bonnie shared a moment

Bonnie Smail | September 2021

Photo of Bonnie | Maori Language Moment 2021

The Halberg Foundation embraced Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in 2021!

The Halberg Foundation embraced Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in 2021!

We have been working hard in the last year to incorporate Tikanga and Te Reo into Halberg with the launch of our own Tikanga Guide (print and video) and ongoing sessions and inclusion of karakia, waiata, pepeha, upskilling on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, pronunciation and whakatau for all staff.

On Tuesday we held our Halberg Maori Moment with our roopu 'Nga Kaihoe o Halberg' (The paddlers of Halberg) leading a zui with karakia, waiata, whanaungatanga, kemu and kai.

We created a 'Ko Wai Au' series across social media where the Halberg team shared our pepeha.

About The Halberg Foundation:

“He waka eke noa, mō Aotearoa whānui” We are all in this waka together, for all the people of New Zealand.

The Halberg Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 1963 by Olympic legend, Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) on the belief that all people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport and recreation. The core work of Halberg includes a team of regional Halberg Advisers throughout New Zealand who support physically disabled young people and their families to get them involved in sports and recreation.

Advisers deliver an Inclusion Training course and collaborate with schools, local sport and recreation organisations, facilities and clubs to raise awareness and capability for the provision of inclusive sports programmes and events.

The Halberg Games is a national, three day sports competition for physically disabled and vision impaired young people aged eight - 21 years. Halberg hosts the sports festival which give the attendees the opportunity to compete against other young people with similar impairments and pursue further sports goals.

Halberg delivers leadership programmes including the Halberg Youth Council who provide the voice of physically disabled young people who support our regional and national activities. Halberg Manaakitanga is a Māori leadership programme to drive awareness and support activities at a regional level.

The ISPS Handa Halberg Awards is the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate New Zealand sporting excellence and Halberg's major fundraising event.

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