Wednesday September 02, 2015   Last updated 16:21PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm
Te Taura Whiri honours Dr Cathy Dewes
Dr Cathy Dewes

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More than three decades of promoting use of Te Reo Māori has led to an award for language leadership for Cathy Dewes.

Dr Dewes is principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori ō Ruamata in Rotorua and chairs the national runanga of kura kaupapa.

She was also part of the group that started Māori language day in 1975.

In its annual awards, Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori also marked the 40th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition being presented to parliament by giving its highest community award to petition organisers Te Reo Māori Society and Ngā Tamatoa.

Other awards marked outstanding contributions to this year's Māori Language Week from organisations ranging from Westpac and Auckland Council to Kerikeri High School, Tokoroa High School and Te Puna Reo ō Puhi Kaiti.

Māori language commission chief executive Glenis Philip-Barbara says the judges were impressed by the diverse ways in which entrants contributed to the health and vitality of Te Reo Māori in their communities.

The commission is giving just over $1 million this year in grants to 47 community groups through its Ma Te Reo Fund, with almost half the money for 19 wānanga reo around the country.




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd

Comments


Post comment:

Name*
Email*
Will not be published

Maximum of 1750 characters (about 300 words)
In order to assist us in reducing spam, please type the characters you see:
spam control image
I have read and accepted the terms and conditions

These comments are moderated. Your comment, if approved, may not appear immediately. Please direct any queries about comment moderation to webmaster@waatea603am.co.nz
DMI Maori-Radio Banner
E-Tangata-Test2
Enroll Now Semester 2 - Watea 300x132px-01
300x132
Mataora2205-1
 
Arapeta Tahana | Te Arawa partnership board
Arapeta joins Dale to speak about the partnership board.
Green Party co leader Metiria Turei
The Green co leader Metiria Turei with her weekly political catch up with Dale Husband .
Mike Smith | Challenges put to Statoil
Mike Smith reviews last weeks protest in Whangarei at a Statoil protest and where to next. 
Oscar Nathan | Maori tourism day
Rotorua tourism operator Oscar Nathan reflects on yesterdays Maori tourism hui at the Auckland Museum.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters
The NZ First leader Winston Peters with his weekly political catch up with Dale Husband 
Shane Jones | Shane Jones pays tribute to the passing of Lady Emily Latimer
Former Labour MP Shane Jones shares his thoughts following the death of Lady Emily Latimer. He also talks about his role as the Ambassador for Pacific Economics.
Linnae Pohatu | Taku Tamaki exhibition
Linnae Pohatu from Auckland Museum and the latest events on show
Loisa Wall | Weekly catchup
Loisa has her weekly catchup with Dale thismorning.
Are Corrections racist?
MARTYN BRADBURY: Tom Hemopo, a retired probations officer has launched a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal claiming the crown have failed to reduce the number of Maori in our prisons.
Problems still ahead for Sam
WILLIE JACKSON: When Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Liga confirmed in parliament that a prison guard at the under the microscope Mt Eden jail was suspended after being caught on camera showing inmates boxing techniques, his portfolio officially became the laughing stock of the Government.
CYFs are failing children and many are Maori kids
MARTYN BRADBURY: The latest report into the nightmare of CYFs have shown that many children are being abused in state care and that there is no evidence that they are safer inside State care than outside it.
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.