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Rangitāne o Wairau me Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Te Tauihu-o-Te-Waka-a-Māui is one of many regions to have experienced the devastating loss of Māori language. We stand in a time when tribes must embark on their own journey to develop revitalisation strategies aimed at saving te reo Māori from the brink of extinction.

But there are things we can do together.

Ngāti Apa ki Te Rā Tō and Rangitāne o Wairau are thrilled to work collaboratively to facilitate the first Māori language symposium to be held within the region. Named by language champion, Sir Tīmoti Kāretu, Te Kaiaotanga o Te Reo aims to inspire local language advocates by enlisting some of the country’s greatest known language exponents.

This two-day symposium, to be held in Blenheim on May 19 and 20, 2021, aims to both empower local language stalwarts who are working hard at the helm of revitalisation efforts and also ensure related mātauranga is shared with the wider Te Tauihu community.