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It is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori this week!

The theme for 2017’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is ‘Kia ora te reo Māori’, which was chosen to celebrate Aotearoa’s indigenous greeting, and also as the words ‘Kia Ora’ are an exact description of the intent of the new partnerships for  the te reo Māori revitalisation between the Crown and Māori under the new Māori Language Act 2016. (Te Taura Whiri o te Reo Māori, 2017).

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To help you with your Māori legal terms and definitions for everyday use, such as:

  • harakore (innocent)
    E tū harakore ana te tangata tae noa ki te wā ka
    whakataua rawatia tōna hara.
  • hohou i te rongo [hohoutia i te rongo] (make peace)
    This term refers to the making (literally the ‘lashing
    together’) of peace after a war or significant
    conflict.
    Nā, heoi, e mea ana ahau ka mutu tēnei kōrero i runga
    i tēnei ture, me hohou te rongo o tērā whawhai kia
    rite ai ēnā kōrero.
    > This term also refers to the settling of a dispute.
    var. hohou te rongo, hohou rongo.
  • iwi whānui (the public, wider community)
    E whaimana ana te tangata ki te tū wātea ki te aroaro
    o te kōti kia whakawākia ia ki mua i te iwi whānui.

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Mā te wā!!

 

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