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"E ngā mātāwaka, e ngā tai e whā o te motu, ka rere kaupare atu ngā mihi matihere ki a koutou katoa. Arā a Matariki ka rewa mai i te pae, hei wānangatanga, hei whakariterite, hei titiro whakamua. Ka tū mai Te Marama o te Reo me tana kaupapa matua, “Arohatia te reo”. Kia tau iho ngā manaakitanga ki a tātou katoa i tēnei wā."
Māori Language Week was first celebrated nationally in 1975. During the past decade, a resurgence of celebration activities has given new life to a language that is uniquely ours - growing and nurturing te reo for future generations.
Massey University celebrates te reo for the entire month with activities to engage and empower staff, students, and our communities to think and act multiculturally, and embrace a language that is very much alive, and uniquely ours.
The range and scope of activities and events happening in all parts of Aotearoa and overseas is testimony to the work of organisations like Te Taura Whiri te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission).
To find out more about national Māori Language Week visit Kōrero Māori.
Massey University’s Māori name is Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa and is not a direct translation. A literal translation of Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa is ‘the implantation to infinity’ or ‘from inception to infinity’. The name is based on the view of Massey as a provider of life-long learning, able to move beyond traditional structures, and committed to the never-ending expansion of knowledge.
Listen and learn how to say: Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa.mp3 (65 KB)
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016