December 05, 2019
Rangatahi voice heard in reo summit
The co-chair of iwi-led te reo Māori promotion agency Te Mātāwa co-chair Mereana Selby says the days of pakeke and kaumatua working seperately to rangatahi are gone.
Te Mātāwa and the crown's Te Whare o te Reo Mauriora unit are this week hosting first national Māori language summit for young New Zealanders in Manukau.
Mereana Selby says it is important to hear how rangatahi see the future of Te Reo and how they plan to revitalise it.
Co-chair Te Mātāwai, Mereana Selby
"The important thing is having a connect with our rangatahi, that we don't have pakeke, kaumatua operating separately from the rangatahi but that there is a nice connect with them and that we are hearing them," she says.
The hui was organised to celebrate UNESCO's Year of Indigenous Languages
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