Whakapōtaetanga

Whakapōtaetanga is the term applied to the capping ceremony of Māori students.  I’d never seen one before and was pleased it was made available on YouTube for those who could not attend in person. What I love about the ceremony is the support each graduate receives from whānau, friends and others after their name has…

Te Reo Whakahoahoa #6

Yesterday marked the end of both the formal learning classes and the tutorials for Te Reo Whakahoahoa. It was also the day I had scheduled for my oral assessment.  Here’s what we had to do: Listen to 5 pātai from the assessor and give an appropriate response Ask our assessor 5 pātai and listen for…

Te Reo Whakahoahoa #5

A recount in te reo Māori forms part of what I have to do for my assignments, as well as the upcoming exam. Me parakitihi au 🙂 I te wā whakatā, ka ako au i a Tāne ki te tunu, ā, ka ako ia i a au ki te whakatangi i te kīta. Ka whakaako…