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Kāinga Kōrerorero

Kāinga Kōrerorero is a programme designed to help use the Māori language in the home.  The use of a language in the home has been identified as one of the major contributing factors in the survival of that language.

Kāinga Kōrerorero focuses on the ‘intergenerational transmission’ of the Māori language.  In short, this is the transferral or transmission of Māori from one generation to another – that is from grandparents to parents and grandchildren.

Kāinga Kōrerorero is currently offered in; Silverdale North Auckland, Central Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taumarunui, Turangi, Tokomaru Bay, Uawa, Ruatorea, Wairoa, Te Awamutu, Kirikiriroa, Ngamotu, Whanganui, Whanganui-a-Tara, Blenheim, Hokitika and Otepoti.

Background 

Kāinga Kōrerorero is a programme that supports whānau language development with an established network of mentors (pouārahi).  Mentors provide advice to whānau on methods and initiatives that facilitate intergenerational transmission of Māori language.

Researchers and recommendations from well-regarded linguistic experts say that whānau language development is the core platform of language revitalisation.  This project is lead by Te Ataarangi and involves all major Māori language organisations that work with whānau.

Kāinga Kōrerorero is a national programme sponsored by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - Māori Language Commission. Initiated with a pilot trial in 2004 as Tukutuku Kōrero under Te Puni Kōkiri, the programme provides Te Ataarangi Trust and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori with the opportunity to trial aspects of deploying whānau language mentors to communities.

 

Success Stories

How He Kāinga Kōrerorero fits into the daily life of one whānau.

Learning together as a whānau. What this means for one whānau.

How one of our long standing whānau are now able to support new whānau.

Who can I contact for more information?
Kāinga Kōrerorero Co-ordinator
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