July 25, 2014
PORSE competing for kohanga kids
Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori has spurred a flurry of activity around the country, with schools, businesses, councils, government agencies and private businesses all getting involved in initiatives.
In-home childcare provider, PORSE has embraced te reo as a way of bringing in more Maori whanau.
Priscilla Taniwha is offering an in-home te reo programme after working for six years at a kohanga reo.
She says there is huge demand for places, as a lot of whanau Maori are looking for early childhood education that incorporates Maori culture.
Plunket around the regions also celebrated Maori language week with guest speakers, matariki events and efforts to learn new words and improve reo skills
Maori health general manager Sonya Rimene says Plunket provides services to more than 10,000 Maori pepe in their kainga, and it’s important it can connect with whanau through speaking te reo.
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