Celebrating our national Language

Te Reo at the Hubs

Kia Ora Massey Whanau

Kei te pehea koe?

This year we gave a big push for Maori language week and had so much fun doing it.

 Our daily greetings challenge… how many do you know?

Our daily greetings challenge… how many do you know?

The Manutewhau Hub and the Massey Community Hub, worked together to create five days of Maori phrases for the community to learn and posted them online each day.

The after school groups had so much fun practicing and competing to see who could get the most right.

 Josh and the kids competing to see who knows the most words

Josh and the kids competing to see who knows the most words

It was really fun for the Massey Matters staff to learn some new phrases and explore how to say them properly with the help of our awesome community guiding and teaching us.

We also discovered a really amazing app called Kupu, which is free to download on the app store. the app allows you to take a photograph of anything and then gives you the translation in te reo.

 Free to download in the app store

Free to download in the app store

We had so much fun photographing everything in the office and learning new words to use in our every day life.

 Kupu translated the photo of Siobhan to Beauty…we think that’s pretty fitting :)

Kupu translated the photo of Siobhan to Beauty…we think that’s pretty fitting :)

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our celebration of our nations most precious language. Our daily phrases challenges are still up at both hubs, so pop in and give it a try.

E hara taku toa i

te toa takitahi,

he toa takitini -

My strength is not as an individual,

but as a collective.

Alone we do not know everything, but together, as a strong community, we can bridge the gaps and learn together.

Kia Kaha.

Laurel Belworthy