E ngā hoa, e ngā whanaunga, tēnā koutou katoa.
Nō te wha o ngā rā o Hurae, 2016 i tū te kaupapa o Te Ahurei o Matariki ki te whare hapori o Te Ahu, i Kataia. I tū tenei hui ahurei i te rā tuatahi o Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. He mea mahi tahi tēnei kaupapa nā ngā kura o ngā haukāinga o Te Hiku o Te Ika. I toro atu te ringa o Te Hiku Media hei awhi i te kaupapa.
Ka mihi mātou o Te Reo Irirangi o Te Hiku o Te Ika ki ngā rōpū katoa i tautoko i tēnei rā, ngā rōpū mātauranga, ngā rōpū hauora, me ngā rōpū whakaora i te reo Māori. Ahakoa kotahi anahe te rā, te roa hoki o tēnei ahurei, i ora te kaupapa i ngā painga me ngā pūmanawa o ngā mokopuna, ngā tamariki, ngā taitamawāhine, me ngā taitamatāne. Rau atu o kanohi ki nga ripene o te rā, tēnei rā rangatira, kia kite atu koe i ngā hua e puta ana i ngā kura kaupapa, me ngā kura auraki, mō te reo Māori te take.
Te Ahurei o Matariki was held on Monday 4 July, the first day of Māori Language Week. The day was a collaborative project that involved a number of rōpū and local kura from Te Hiku o Te Ika. Te Hiku Media was involved by providing,
The videos that form part of this collection are a modern way of promoting te reo Māori through digital media and to archive Māori language corpus from this event. Video recordings will also be a way for kaiako to document student achievement and for kaihaka to share their performances with their wider whānau.
Feel free to share the recordings so whānau that couldn't make it can see and hear "te reo o te kainga."