Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara
A joyful series of arts experiences that champion te reo Māori in the city
He kaupapa whakanui tēnei i te huringa tau 50 o te Petihana reo Māori.
He mea tuku te petihana reo Māori e Hana Te Hemara, he mea tautokona e Te Reo Māori Society o Te Whare Wānanga o Wikitōria rātou ko Ngā Tamatoa o Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki i te 14 o ngā rā o Hepetema. Mō te oranga tonutanga o te reo te take. Nau mai rarau mai ki Te Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Hei te marama o Hepetema tū ai ētehi whakaaturanga whakangahau, puta noa i Te Whanganui-a-Tara, hei kaupapa whakanui anō i te reo Māori.
He mea koha a Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori e Te Rūnanganui o Te Ātiawa, Taranaki Whānui Ki Te Upoko o te Ika, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira me Te Kaunihera o Pōneke.
A number of events and experiences make up the festival. Some of the highlights include:
- I Will Not Speak Māori is an installation by Tame Iti. It tells the story of delivering the Māori language petition to fight for te reo to be spoken in schools.
- Thoroughly Modern Māui: Te Māui o Nāianei is a bilingual cabaret featuring charmingly quick-witted songs, hilarious antics, and heartfelt storytelling.
- Ngā Kapa Haka o Te Matatini showcases Aotearoa’s top two kapa haka, reigning Te Matatini champion Ngā Tūmanako (Auckland) and Te Pikikōtuku o Ngāti Rongomai (Rotorua).
- Tōku reo, tōku ohooho is an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Te Petihana Reo Māori (the Māori language petition).
- Te Wā Pūrākau o Te Tira Puoro o Aotearoa is a special storytime session with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Check out the full programme.