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Te Reo Māori Champions to Be Celebrated at National Awards

Published: Thu 9 Nov 2017 11:09 AM
A Whakanuia Ngā Toa Reo Māori Ki Ngā Tohu O Te Motu
Te Reo Māori Champions to Be Celebrated at National Awards
Ko te kaitirikohu waehere ki te reo Māori, ko te tangata whakatū wānanga mō ngā ritenga ture reorua i roto i ngā tau, ko te tangata kua whakapau tautini i ōna kaha ki te whakaora i te reo Māori, koia nei ētahi o ngā whakahirahira kua eke ki ngā whiringa toa o te tekau mā whā o Ngā Tohu Reo Māori a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori kua pānuitia i te rā nei.
People who bungy jump in te reo Māori, others who give seminars on bilingual legal traditions and people who have given a lifetime to the revitalisation of te reo Māori are among the finalists in the Māori Language Commission’s 14th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards, have been announced.
E rua tekau mā toru ngā kaiwhakataetae whiringa toa mai i ngā kaiwhakauru 100 koni atu – ko te tokomaha rawa tēnei mai anō i te tīmatanga o ngā tohu i te tau 2004. Ko te hui whakahōnore ka taurimahia e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori i tēnei tau, ka tū ki Te Papa ā te 24 o Whiringa-ā-rangi.
Twenty-three finalists have been selected from more than 100 nominations, the highest number received since the awards began in 2004. This year’s ceremony to be hosted by the Commission and will be held at Te Papa on 24 November.
NGĀ TOHU REO MĀORI
NATIONAL MĀORI LANGUAGE AWARDS
FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER
VENUE
TE PAPA, CABLE STREET, WELLINGTON
MIHI WHAKATAU
5.15PM (for a 5.45pm start)
FORMAL ATTIRE
CASH BAR
ENTERTAINMENT
PURCHASE TICKETS $85 +GST
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP INCLUDES:
Maisey Rika
Troy Kingi
Modern Māori Quartet
Grove Roots
Watch livestream here from 5.45pm, Friday 24 November
ENDS

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