Why these Aucklanders spend their nights learning Te Reo Maoriby Liam Ratana and Jeremy Hansen
Photography/ Vicki Leopold
For nightclass students learning Te Reo Māori in their spare time, every week is Māori Language Week.
At Unitec’s Mount Albert Campus, hundreds of Māori and non-Māori students turn up to free classes every weeknight to do their bit to help Te Reo Māori thrive. We asked a few of them why they are studying the language, and what they gain from doing so.
Ka mihi ki a takuta Lyonel Grant, te ohu raranga me wana kaitautoko katoa. Me nga mihi ki te ahika o Te Marae o Te Noho Kotahitanga i whakaae mai kia whakaatu i nga whakaahua nei.
Paperboy happily acknowledges the work of Lyonel Grant, the weavers, his support team and Te Noho Kotahitanga for allowing use of images of the whare at Unitec.
To find out more about Unitec’s free night classes in Te Reo Māori, visit unitec.ac.nz/maori. Māori Language Week runs 11–17 September, 2017.
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