to revitalise te reo in Te Reureu
A family have outlined their vision of revitalising Māori in their tribal homelands, at a Manawatū Waitangi Tribunal hearing.
The Ngāti Raukawa iwi confederations treaty claim resumed at Te Tikanga Marae at Tokorangi, north of Halcombe, on Thursday, where a Te Reureu family told the tribunal about their idea of restoring Māori culture in the area.
This week of hearings is focused on the Te Reureu area, which borders the Rangitīkei River, but is part of the Porirua ki Manawatū inquiry. Raukawa claims the historical purchase of the Rangitīkei-Manawatū block in the 19th century was not done legitimately.
Ngāti Rangatahi claim trustee Danny Karatea-Goddard said they had a vision for bringing young people back to te reo, revitalising the language and restoring the marae way of life in the area.