Regions | Te Ataarangi
Te Ataarangi
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Te Ataarangi is comprised of independently operating regions (rohe).

Each region (rohe) organise local community-based classes and immersion gatherings.  Regional-coordinated activities represent the needs and interests specific to their community at a local level, and foster the development of the next generation of speakers. This structure has allowed tribal dialects and vocabulary to flourish.

Te Ataarangi Regional Boundaries

  1. Te Tai Tokerau - From Te Reinga in the far north to Wakapirau in the south.
  2. Tāmaki Makaurau - From Wakapirau in the north to Pokeno just south of Auckland.
  3. Tainui - From South Auckland across to Hauraki, inland to Mangatoatoa,down to Mokau in the south, and across to the King Country, including part of Taumarunui.
  4. Taranaki - From Mokau through to New Plymouth extending as far south as Waitotara.
  5. Whanganui - From Taumarunui to the mouth of the Whanganui river, across to Ohakune and including the Waiouru region.
  6. Te Waiariki - From Katikati on the northern boundary to Te Kaha in the south, across to Ruatahuna, on to Turangi and taking in the Rotorua region.
  7. Te Tai Rawhiti - From Lottin Point on the northern boundary of the East Coast, through to Napier / Hastings, and across to Dannevirke.
  8. Te Upoko-o-te-Ika - From the capital region, Wellington, through to Palmerston North / Manawatu, including the Wairarapa region and over to Dannevirke.
  9. Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui - Encompasses the Nelson / Malborough region and across to Kaikoura.
  10. Te Waipounamu - From Kaikoura, across to the West Coast, Greymouth, Hokitika, Christchurch and further south to Murihiku, across to Stewart Island.
  11. Te Pāpaka-nui-ā-Māui - This encompasses all of Australia.