Revitalising te reo symposium

coming to Whakatū

Janis de Thierry has spent over quarter a century working towards growing te reo and tikanga at the top of the south.

She and her husband Anthony were instrumental in the establishment of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia te Matangi – a kura kaupapa Māori in Richmond.

But like whakataukī (proverb) in which the kūmara does not speak of its sweetness, Janis says there were a lot of people on the ground before the de Tierrys came on board.

Anthony is now tumuaki (principal) and a pouako (teacher) and Janis is kaihautū tari (office manager).

The de Tierrys were due to speak at Te Kaiaotanga o Te Reo, the top of the south’s second Māori language revitalisation symposium next Tuesday and Wednesday, after the inaugural event in Blenheim in May last year.

Link to article: Revitalising te reo symposium coming to Whakatū | Stuff.co.nz


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