Te Reo Māori revitalisation has been identified as a key priority by Māori in Tamaki Makaurau. The Tamaki Makaurau Education Forum (TMEF), which COMET Auckland coordinates, came together for a hui in early November to continue the important discussion on the revitalisation of Te Reo across the education system.

Ruakere Hond (a linguist and Maori language communicator with Te Taurawhiri I te Reo) discussed the revitalisation strategies being implemented in Taranaki and how these can be reimagined for the greater Auckland region.

The hui included representatives from multiple sectors, including over 20 iwi representatives, the Education Review Office, Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Education, Serco, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council.

The hui also provided a platform to discuss effective strategies from across the sector, to identify what is working in our communities, and what can be developed further. The group agreed that Te Reo revitalisation is a community issue and is addressed more effectively with a single focus from across the sector.

The TMEF is planning for another hui in early 2015 to progress this crucial work. For more information please contact Hau Rawiri, COMET Auckland Māori Education Manager, via hau.rawiri@cometauckland.org.nz

For the full November newsletter, please click here.


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