Why these Aucklanders spend their nights learning Te Reo Maoriby Liam Ratana and Jeremy Hansen
Help us find and write the stories Kiwis need to read
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.
The breakout Youtube star talks about 'How to Dad', paternity leave, and his own dad.Read more
The US President treats his Western allies to a tongue-lashing while cosying up to Vladimir Putin, causing alarm at home and around the world.Read more
Only Bernie Sanders comes out unscathed in Sacha Baron Cohen’s absurdist new series Who Is America?Read more
Quality rather than quantity drives New Zealand's organic wine producers.Read more
The computer scientist who has become a leading voice on the threat posed by killer robots describes himself as an “accidental activist”.Read more
For 35 years, Steve Thomas has been at the helm of Arts On Tour, taking musical and theatrical acts from Kaitaia to Stewart Island.Read more
Millenials are leading the rise of the eco economy.Read more
Rum, cigars and Cuban sandwiches are on the menu at new Ponsonby restaurant, Cuba Libre.Read more