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Ngāi Tahu education and reo online resource created

Press Release – Ngai Tahu

Innovative new online resource providing a solution to an inter-generational issue for Ngi Tahu, the education system, khanga reo and visitors to Ngi Tahu marae seeking pepeha and mihi information, has been independently created by Mori IT …Ngāi Tahu education and reo online resource created.

Innovative new online resource providing a solution to an
inter-generational issue for Ngāi Tahu, the education system, kōhanga
reo and visitors to Ngāi Tahu marae seeking pepeha and mihi
information, has been independently created by Māori IT expert
Karaitiana Taiuru (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rārua).

Ngāi Tahu marae and iwi structure is complex and the most
geographically disperse out of all Iwi. It includes a unique
allocation of rūnanga boundaries since settlement in 1997. In addition
to the non Ngāi Tahu marae in the area causing further confusion for
those not involved with Māoridom.

Ngāi Tahu iwi citizens are estimated to be over 56,000 with less than
10% of those who are active and registered with their marae.

The online resource allows people via their computer or device to
visually, by name or by location select their marae and see the pepeha
information, whakatauki, tauparapara and waiata unique to the mare.
Social media Instagram and Facebook have also been used to cater to
the large Ngāi Tahu youth population.

The resource will develop over time to be more unique for iwi citizens
and to cater to emerging and new technologies while still respecting
traditional beliefs.

The resource is available at http://www.ngaitahu.maori.nz
ENDS

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