Lana shared a moment

Lana Simmons-Donaldson | September 2021

Photo of Lana | Maori Language Moment 2021
Almost 100 ESR staff took part in this year's Māori Language Moment.

Almost 100 ESR staff took part in this year's Māori Language Moment. The session was organised by Social Scientist Suzanne Manning and led by talented singer and Victoria University music and biomedical science student Morgan-Andrew King. Morgan taught us the waiata Pūrea Nei written and composed by the late Hirini Melbourne.

Morgan's advice to anyone learning to sing in Māori, is to work on the vowel sounds, a, e, i, o, u and the diphthongs or double vowels, e.g. aa, ae, ai, ao, au.

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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