Kōrero mai, kōrero atu ki te Whare Pukapuka ki Ara
To acknowledge the Māori Language Moment on September 14th at 12 noon the Ara Academic Support team (Library, Disability and Learning Services) will all be using Te Reo Māori to greet students and staff. This will also signify the launch of the Ara Libraries as Māori Talk Zones.
Due to New Zealand being at COVID-19 Alert Level 2, many of the traditional celebrations for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori have been cancelled for 2020. Today at noon, our nation is coming together for a Māori Language Moment. This is to honour the presentation of a petition to parliament on this day, 30 years ago, asking for Te Reo Māori to be taught in Aotearoa New Zealand schools.
There are many ways for you to participate in the Māori Language Moment. Click on this link to find out how https://www.tewikiotereoMāori.co.nz/ and also remember to register online, so that we can reach our national goal of one million people engaging with Te Reo Māori during our Māori Language Moment.
When: from Monday 14th September
Time: 12.00pm (midday)
Location: Madras Library
On Monday 14th September
Greetings: Ata marie – Good morning
Ahiahi marie – Good afternoon
Pō mārie – Good evening
Phrase: He āwhina māu Can I help?
Phrase: Ka pai! Well done
On Monday 21st September
Phrase: Kei te pai? Are you ok?
Phrase: Tino pai That’s great
There will be resources in the library to support staff and students, also on My Ara there is a link to the pronunciation of our 2019 Kupu Kards.
Our Ara Academic Support team are planning to have their Māori Language Moment last a whole year, and to add new greetings and phrases each year.