Te Tohu Oranga Angitu | Lifetime Achievement

Pou Temara

Professor Pou Temara was taken as a newborn by his grandparents Tamahou and Pareraututu to Waikarewhenua, in the heart of Te Urewera.  The humble earth-floor house was constructed of kaponga, the roof was kanuka bark.  His friends were the many animals, his environment the forest and his language was te reo Māori.  Here that Pou began his schooling in whaikōrero, waiata, whakapapa and tribal traditions.  His grandparents were joined in his instruction by grand uncle and Tūhoe tohunga Hikawera Te Kurapa.

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Jeremy Tātere MacLeod

Jeremy Tātere MacLeod is an exemplar of acquisition. He was brought up in Australia without te reo Māori and not knowing Māori customs at all. Since coming to New Zealand in 2004, Jeremy has scaled the heights of Māori language, gaining an MA at Waikato University, graduating from Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, becoming a licensed translator and now represents Te Tai Rāwhiti on Te Mātāwai. He is tasked with the implementation of the Ngāti Kahungunu revitalisation strategy within Ngāti Kahungunu. Mr MacLeod also offers cultural advice and Te Reo expertise within Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi and works closely with the Ministry of Education. 


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Matewa Media Charitable Trust - Moana Reo Māori
Jack Tame
Stuff
Vodafone/Google

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Mahi Toi me te Whakangahau
Arts/Entertainment

Tūwharetoa FM: Tūwharetoa FM Quartet

Music is a universal language that carries with it nostalgic memories of a generation gone by. Tūwharetoa FM decided to again engage both speakers and non-speakers of the language by translating one of the greatest all time classics from Grayson Hughes, Talk it Over into te reo Māori.

The importance of normalisation and accessibility was at the forefront of this campaign to ensure maximum exposure and retention of our beautiful language. They want this song to be sung around the country and indeed around the world. There have been over 4000+ views of ther waiata launch on Tūwharetoa FM's Facebook page and many others have viewed the Youtube video online and downloaded the waiata from their online site, along with the lyrics. 

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Pāpāhotanga / Pāpāho
Broadcasting / Media

Maui Television Productions: PĀIA

Pāia is a Māori Television programme featuring Waioira and Rereahu, two rangatahi on a competitively wild journey, a seriously action-packed, adrenalin-pumping adventure series, as they visit the most popular and fun spots in Aotearoa such as the Flip Out Trampoline Arena in Rotorua, they perfect the 47 metre plunge on the Taupō Bungy an amazing quad bike adventure exploring beautiful Ngongotaha and Rereahu and over 4km of thrilling scenic Luge track at Skyline Rotorua. The show used the Māori language in a very wide range of settings. New words are created where there is no existing Māori word and the activites provide opportunities to use the language of young people for many different actions and emotions.

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Pakihi
Business

Fletcher Construction Company and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito

13km of bilingual construction site signage from Pekapeka to Ōtaki was set up by Fletcher Construction working with whānau at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito, making Māori language visible in a very prominent way with tens of thousands of vehicles passing by every day. The project followed the principles set out in the Te Puni Kōkiri/Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori signage guidelines.  Fletcher Construction took the concept to local staff and whānau and worked with them and the students to translate a full suite of site safety signage. The expertise of whānau at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito provided quality and accuracy of language for the signage which used key construction phrases in line with Fletcher Health and Safety requirements.

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Mātauranga
Education

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

In 2014, Poutiaki Reo/Tikanga o Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Paraone Gloyne came up with the idea of Mahuru Māori as a social experiment to see if he could speak te reo Māori exclusively for an entire month. His Mahuru Māori challenge takes Māori speakers out of their comfort zone and tests whether they can speak te reo Māori wherever they are and whatever situation they find themselves in. People have the option to speak te reo Māori on one day a week each week of September, or an entire week or the whole month. Mahuru Māori this year has a comprehensive support group and Facebook page in which participants share their experiences via video and learn new kupu (words) and kīwaha (idioms).

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Kāwanatanga
Government

Watercare Services

In 2015 a rōpū waiata tautoko (waiatagroup) was formed at Watercare to support engagement with mana whenua, who they see as critical members of the wider community they serve. Made up of staff from many backgrounds and levels within the organisation, the rōpū, Ngā Korimako have attended 14 site blessings and tangihanga, hosted a pōwhiri, all representing Watercare with rōpū sizes ranging from just two people up to 12. Out of the 22 rōpū members, eight whakapapa to iwi Māori but have no fluency in te reo Māori, so the engagement became about self-education as well as sharing te reo Māori with the wider organisation.

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Takitahi
Individual

Jeremy Tātere MacLeod

Jeremy Tātere MacLeod is an exemplar of acquisition. He was brought up in Australia with no te reo Māori and not knowing Māori customs at all. Since coming to New Zealand in 2004, Jeremy has scaled the heights of Māori language studies, gaining an MA from Waikato University, graduating from Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, becoming a licensed translator and now represents Te Tai Rāwhiti on Te Mātāwai. He is tasked with the implementation of the Ngāti Kahungunu Strategy toward the revitalisation of te reo Māori within Ngāti Kahungunu. Mr Macleod also offers cultural advice and Te Reo expertise within Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and works closely with the Ministry of Education 

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Māori Language Week

Wackrow Williams and Davies Limited

Wackrow Williams and Davies Limited is a law firm committed to kaupapa Māori. This year during Māori language week they posted videos to Facebook each day featuring their people talking about te reo Māori and its revitalisation and answering the question:  Me pēhea au e whakaora ai te reo Māori i roto i aku mahi?” (How can I keep the Māori language alive in my work?) The most popular video attracted more than a thousand views

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Rangatahi
Youth

PĀIA - Maui Television Productions

Pāia is a Maui Television productions programme made for Māori Television featuring Waioira and Rereahu, two rangatahi on a competitively wild journey, a seriously action-packed, adrenalin-pumping adventure series, as they visit the most popular and fun spots in Aotearoa such as the Flip Out Trampoline Arena in Rotorua, they perfect the 47 metre plunge on the Taupo Bungy an amazing quad bike adventure exploring beautiful Ngongotahā and Rereahu and over 4km of thrilling scenic Luge track at Skyline Rotorua. The show used the Māori language in a very wide range of settings. New words are created for adrenalin sports  where there is no existing Māori word and the activities provide opportunities to use the language of young people for many different actions and emotions.

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