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Paparoa Street Collage II

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Whakataukī for Rāpare

Ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao Maarama.

Language is the key to enlightenment.

Rāpare’s (Thursday’s) whakatauki.

Rāpare / Taite – Te kupu o te rā

Kia oraKia ora, it is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and each day we will bring you a new word or phrase with some audio.

Rāpare / Taite – Thursday

Today’s phrase can be used on the phone:

Kia ora, ko Jane tēnei.

Hello, this is Jane.

Takerei Norton on cultural mapping – tonight (Tāite) at Linwood Library at Eastgate

Nau mai, haere mai koutou ki Te Kete Wānanga o Ihutai (Linwood Library at Eastgate) tēnei pō (Thursday night) from 6 to 7.30pm to listen to Takerei Norton share the story of his cultural mapping work with us.


Want to know more? Here is some information from a post by Moata:

Takerei Norton (Kāi Tahi, iwi of Te Tau Ihu) works at Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu.

He and his colleagues are charged with locating and documenting sites or “values” that have some historical or cultural signficance to the iwi with the aim of identifying the most iconic sites, so that efforts can be made to preserve, protect and improve access to them.

This involves research, delving into documents, published accounts, maps and also site visits where photography and filming take place, sometimes GPS is used, and the stories of the whenua and the people as recalled by kaumatua are recorded.

Moata spoke to Takerei about his work on this project, its goals and why it’s important for Ngāi Tahu.