Tamaki herenga tāngata, Tamaki here i ngā waka o ngā iwi.
I ngā rangi kua taha ake nei i tū te Korowaitanga mō te rohe Tāmaki Mākaurau. He whakanui tēnei i ngā werawera, i ngā haora, me ngā whakapau kaha a ngā ākonga ki te whakatutuki i ā rātau kaupapa ako. Ara ko te Te Tohu Mātauranga Whakapakari Tino Rangatiratanga o Te Kōhanga Reo, Te Ara Tuatahi, Ara Tuarua, Takaimatua.
Koinei hoki te tau tuatahi mo te kaupapa Ataraukura, he hongona ki waenga i te Ataarangi me te Kōhanga reo. Koinei te whakamutunga o ngā ākonga mo te wāhanga o Matariki me te uru mai o te tauhou nō reira 80 ngā ākonga i whakahonoretia, 91 ngā tohu i whakawhiwhia.
He mihi ano ki te Purapura o Tirairaka/ Kahurangi ngā rātou te hui i manaaki. Pānui ia te Te Onetū mō te roanga atu ngā korero, ka puta hei tēra wiki.
Tāmaki the gathering of people, Tāmaki the meeting of waka and tribes
Over the last few days the District of Tāmaki Makaurau held their Korowaitanga. This was to recognise the sweat, hours and efforts spent by Ākonga to complete their learning courses. These are Te Tohu Mātauranga Whakapakari Tino Rangatiratanga o Te Kōhanga Reo, Te Ara Tuatahi, Ara Tuarua, Takaimatua.
This was also the first year of Te Ataraukura, a course that combines Te Ataarangi and Kōhanga reo. The last of the Matariki year graduates and the 1st of the new academic year graduates, so there were 80 graduates and 91 tohu in total.
Congratulations to the Purapura of Tirairaka/ Kahurangi who were the lovely hosts.
Look forward next week to Te Onetū for comprehensive kōrero on the Korowaitanga. Our best wishes go to Waitaha in Te Waipounamu who will hold their Korowaitanga this weekend.
Ngā manaakitanga e te whānau Kōhanga Reo.