7 Mahuru 2021
Ara is celebrating the te reo Māori from 7 September to 6 October. This reflects the true time of Mahuru and aligns to Maramataka Māori.
Looking for a Wero (Challenge)?
There are two things you can do during this time to challenge yourself. Take up the Mahuru Māori challenge to see, hear and speak te reo Māori no matter what level you are at and join us to be one in two million a in a special virtual event taking place at 12pm on Tuesday 14 September. A Māori Language Moment is an invitation to celebrate te reo for a moment. What will be your moment and who will you share it with?
This is a great time to learn a little bit more, and to use a little bit more.
To get started:
Pepeha is a formal structured way of introducing yourself within the Māori world by locating yourself according to important landmarks and the people you descend from. Researching your own landmarks and descent profile so that you can develop your own profile. In order to foster whakawhanaungatanga – building connections.
The challenge is to
Use these downloadable resources to get started on your pepeha.
You can also click here for the Pepeha app to help you.
And gain further inspiration from Mariam and Hinemoa in the following videos.
She is learning te reo Māori and demonstrates not only a pepeha (2.43 mins) but starts with a greeting and finishes with a whakatauki (proverb)
There is even a pepeha app. Find out about it in this 1 minute You Tube video called #PepehaChallenge
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