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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:

  • Mokotini
  • Ngā Kapa o Te Matatini
  • Rohetini
  • 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.

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I tēnei wā, neke atu i te whā rau, ono tekau ngā Kōhanga Reo puta noa i Aotearoa.

Nā te āhua tonu o te Kaupapa i koroutia ai te whakatūtū kōhanga reo puta noa i te ao. I tēnei wā kua tūtū mai ngā kōhanga reo i Piripane, i Poipiripi, i Poihākena, i Urupū me Rānana.

Nā te Kaupapa anō i whakaaweawe ngā Iwi Taketake o te Ao pērā i te iwi o Hawaii, ngā iwi o Kānata, te iwi Inuit me ngā iwi o Amerika ki te whakatūtū kōhanga e whai ana i ngā āhuatanga o te kaupapa, engari e whakamahi tonu ana i ō rātou ake reo taketake.

He mea roherohe a Aotearoa ki ōna “Rohe”, ā, kei tēnā rohe, kei tēnā rohe ōna anō Purapura. Ko te Purapura he kāhui kōhanga reo, ā, kei tōna kotahi rau ēnei ā-motu. Kō tā te Purapura he tautāwhi, he ārahi i ngā whānau kōhanga reo. Ko tā ngā kōhanga reo o ia Purapura he wānanga, he tuari wheako, he tuari mōhiotanga mō ngā āhuatanga o te kaupapa.

I tua atu i tēnei, he tari ā-rohe me āna kaimahi kei ia Rohe. Ko tā ngā tari ā-rohe tekau me ā rātou kaimahi he tautāwhi, he āwhina, he ārahi, he whakamārama i ngā kaupapa whakangungu me ngā kaupapa whakahaere a te whānau kōhanga reo.