Te Uru Raukawa is a once a month, weekend wānanga programme designed to assist students in gaining greater confidence and a deeper understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga. We run two streams, one for the basic level beginners and an intermediate to highly fluent stream.
In the reo component we cover grammar, kīwaha, whakataukī and more. In the tikanga component we canvass a wide area such as whaikōrero, karanga and different tikanga practices on the marae such as pōwhiri, tangihanga and karakia.
Students are given every opportunity to practice what is being taught so they are better prepared for use outside of the classroom. Our programme has been running continuously for two years and is focused on providing direct support to kaikōrero and kaikaranga on our marae.
Ka mātārangi mai Maunganui ki Moehau,
Tūhua ki Whakaari,
He moana pāpaku, kōkō tūangi,
Tauranga moana, Tauranga tangata,
Tauranga herenga waka.
Ko Ngairo Eruera tēnei,
e takahi atu rā te ara i waerea
e Ngāparetaihinu, kia tau atu au ki a koutou,
e te uru Raukawa, karanga mai…
Ko Māria Murray tōku ingoa.
Nō Maniapoto, nō Tūwharetoa, nō Raukawa ahau.
Kei te papa kāinga o Pōhara ahau e noho ana.
He kaiako ahau i Te Uru Raukawa mō te reanga tīmatatanga.
- Please join our Te Uru Raukawa Facebook page to keep up to date with what’s happening.
- Feel free to post comments, photos or kōrero about classes or kaupapa reo.
- Please ensure you register at least 3 days before each wānanga to ensure we have appropriate numbers to continue with the wānanga for that month and to ensure we can organise appropriate kai for the day.
If you have registered and can no longer attend, please contact Charlie Tepana as soon as you’re able
027 248 1760