Maori Language Week - Public Lecture in Te Reo
Date: Tuesday 24 July 2012 - Tuesday 24 July 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Te Kohinga Mārama Marae, University of Waikato
The revitalisation of te reo comes under the spotlight at the University of Waikato during this month's Māori Language Week which runs 23-29 July. The theme of Māori Language Week is Arohatia te reo/Cherish the language.
The University of Waikato will host a free public lecture entirely in te reo addressing the issue of the revitalisation of te reo - what have we achieved and has New Zealand done enough?
Speakers include Maori language expert Dr Rangi Mātāmua who has joined the university's Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (School of Māori and Pacific Development) and has expertise in Māori astronomy, Māori knowledge and Māori media. His topic is 'Ngā Rangahau Reo Māori. Me pēhea tātau e whakamana ai i ngā whakakitenga? Research on the Māori language and how do we action these findings?
Also speaking will be former lecturer Pānia Papa who will discuss realising the focus of Arohatia te reo. She is actively involved in language revitalisation and maintenance of te reo Māori through television language programmes such as Ako and Pūkana.
They will be joined by Koro Ngapo, a Faculty of Education lecturer who recently fully defended his PhD thesis in te reo. All three speakers are experts in te reo.