Te Hokorua o Te Kōhanga Reo
Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton
10-12 November 2022
He oha nā mua, he oha mā tai
“Ko ngā whakareretanga iho mai a kui mā, a koro mā hei kawenga mā ngā whakareanga, ngā whakatipuranga ka whai mai.” 19 May 2008 Te Wharehuia Milroy
The wealth of knowledge held by our elders is passed on to the next generation to ensure the legacy of a future is secure.
‘He oha nā mua, he oha mā tai’ is a reminder to us that we already have the tools to take ourselves into the future. Taonga, kōrero and kaupapa tuku iho means that we are part of a legacy that is embedded in our DNA and carried by our mokopuna.
Te kaupapa o Te Kōhanga Reo remains at the forefront of language retention and whānau transformation.
40 years on and the struggle to be relevant and whānau driven continues to be a priority. The legacy of our Kaumātua who worked in Kōhanga Reo and recognising their contribution through our claim, Matua Rautia W2336, is still in negotiations.
Te Hokorua o Te Kōhanga Reo represents the fight and struggle for the recognition and revitalisation of te iwi Māori through te reo Māori, and the tools we have been given to control our own destiny and future.
Ko te Paki o Matariki ki te rangi, Ko Kingi Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero ki te whenua. Ko Tūrangawaewae mō te Kīngitanga, te whakakotahitanga o ngā iwi, Te Whare Pūnanga Kōrero o Te Kōhanga Reo. Kia tau ngā manaakitanga ki runga i a ia, Te Makau Ariki, a Te Atawhai, me ā rāua tamariki, mokopuna hoki. Rire hau, paimarire.
Te Kōhanga Reo will be welcomed on to Tūrangawaewae Marae, Ngāruawāhia on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 November. This will be the official opening of the 40 years celebration.
From Thursday 10 November to Saturday 12 November we will celebrate the milestones of our kaupapa and the contribution of iwi to Kōhanga Reo and Kōhanga Reo to the world. The event will take place at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton
This three-day event is proudly sponsored by the Ministry of Education, in conjunction with Te Mātāwai, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Internet NZ – Ipurangi Aotearoa and Whare Tiaki
This event will host a range of fun and enjoyable activities including:
- Ngā Kapa o Te Matatini
- Mahi Pai Taniwha
- Pūoro Mataoraora and a range of musicians and artists
- A variety of exhibition stalls showcasing our Kōhanga Reo providers and Māori Businesses
- Two exhibition halls, with two stages
- Lion King and Moana Reo Māori
- A free event for all the family with spot prizes and giveaways.
Nō reira, mauria mai ngā tamariki ki te Kōhanga Reo.