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Ākina Te Reo – give Te Reo Māori a go!

Why not have a go at Te Reo Māori?

Check out our short videos on Facebook and YouTube celebrating Te Reo Māori here in Kāpiti and encouraging you to use the language.

More videos will be added throughout the year, incorporating Te Reo phrases from Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission).

Council has an enduring partnership with tāngata whenua embedded through the Memorandum of Partnership and the partnership committee Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti. This committee has defined a vision for the district which includes four principles, the second of which outlines Te Reo as: 

  • the language of the tāngata whenua through which tikanga is conveyed and kawa and wairua expressed
  • an official language of New Zealand and a deeply treasured taonga left by our Māori ancestors
  • needing to be nurtured throughout all levels of the community
  • a language which should continue to prosper and be spoken by future generations.

Order your coffee in te Reo Māori. The eleventh video in the series of Ākina Te Reo - Give Te Reo Māori a go!