14 September 2021 - Māori language week
A look back at the history of te reo as Māori language week begins
(1 News, 13/09/2021)
Putting the community back into business: what te ao Māori can teach us about sustainable management
Ben Walker, Erin Roxburgh-Makea, Jesse Pirini and Stephen Cummings (The Conversation, 13/09/2021)
Walk into any boardroom or business school and you’ll often hear the same companies held up as models of excellence: Apple, Tesla, Google and so on. Sharing success stories from te ao Māori (the Māori world)? Not so much.
And that’s a shame. There are many of them, and they can teach us how to manage and grow organisations in sustainable ways that benefit the wider community — goals that often elude large Western businesses.
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori: From surviving to thriving
Toro Waaka remembers 14 September 1972 well. The weather was bad, but the energy was electric.
A group of Māori - young and old - had arrived at the steps of Parliament. There was chanting, there was haka, there was waiata.
Māori language week: New te reo games, books, to help boost revitalisation
Sapeer Mayron (Stuff, 14/09/2021)
Many of Aotearoa’s native trees have beautiful te reo Māori names, and now you can learn about them, starting during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.
Trees that Count and Project Crimson have relaunched their version of the classic children’s card game Snap entirely in te reo, Taukapu Rākau, including a few bonus trees.
New Zealand Māori party launches petition to change country’s name to Aotearoa
Tess McClure (The Guardian, 14/09/2021)
The Māori party has launched a petition to change New Zealand’s official name to Aotearoa, the te reo Māori, indigenous language name for the country.
“It’s well past time that Te Reo Māori was restored to its rightful place as the first and official language of this country,” Te Pāti Māori leaders, Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said in a statement launching the petition. “We are a Polynesian country – we are Aotearoa.”