KMK Kāika Reo Funding

Nei rā he kōrero nā tētahi puna kua whiwhi tautoko mai i te Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kāika Reo Funding.

Te Puna Reo o Ngā Mata Riki
Is a group of te reo speaking whānau based in Ōtautahi Christchurch who meet regularly to support each other in maintaining Te Reo Māori as the first language in the home. Next year we will continue our regular activities:

  • Weekly activities each Friday from 10am– 12:30pm. Fridays are mainly attended by one adult from each family with their pre-school children
  • Whole whānau activities on last Sunday of each month from 10am–1pm.

Each Friday a different whānau is responsible for planning the day’s activities. This includes emailing the group with details of the kaupapa for the hui, where we will be meeting, kupu hou, kīwaha, whakataukī and any resources that are needed.

Highlights for 2013 for Te Puna Reo o Ngā Mata Riki

  • Noho at Kōkiri Te Tai Poutini, walking in the bush, going into caves, learning how to make a fire, toasting marshmallows and rock climbing
  • Waka Ama – many of the tuakana of the group have been participating in weekly sessions of waka ama, and many will be competing at the South Island competitions
  • Iwi taketake – learning about different cultures each week, the Puna has travelled to Japan, Spain, Italy, Australia and the Cook Islands. Each Friday session we would learn how to say hello from each country.
  • This year we have seen many of our pēpi enter into the world of kura, so the puna has been to many pōwhiri at various schools.
  • We have our own tohu, which has been something we have wanted for a while.

We attend hui in the wider community and also hui organised through Kotahi Mano Kāika. We also hold an annual whānau hui at the beginning of the year to identify the various kaupapa matua for the upcoming year, and break the year up into separate wāhanga.



Kura Reo Kāi Tahu
E kā ākoka, e kā manukura o te reo
Ka tū anō te Kura Reo Kāi Tahu ki Arowhenua, 12-16 Iwa 2014. Haramai ki te ako, ki te whakapakari i tō reo Māori. Me noho Māori mai, me reo Māori mai kia ako tahi ai tātou ko kā uri a Tahu i tō tātou mita, kawa, tikaka hoki, kia kore ai e mate-a-moa nei.

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu is an annual event not to be missed. Kura Reo Kāi Tahu caters to the whole whānau – classes for adults and supervised activities for tamariki and pēpi. This year there will be te reo lessons/activities for tamariki too. Nau mai, haere mai, enjoy this opportunity to spend time with other te reo speaking families; learning, laughing, enjoying, celebrating and using our language.

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu is a total immersion wānaka. To ensure the integrity of this wānaka tamariki must be able to converse in te reo Māori.

Starts Sunday 12 January and finishes Thursday 16 January. For more information and registration forms visit our web-site or contact Paulette or Brett: [email protected] or [email protected]

Kia Kūrapa
Keen to get started with te reo? Or maybe brush up on those basic skills you’ve already learnt? Kia Kūrapa is a safe, supportive learning environment for all learners whether you are an absolute beginner or if you already have some te reo, this is the wānaka for you.

Āhea: 31 January(Iwa) – 2 February(Kahuru)
(Starts Friday, 5pm pōwhiri and finishes Sunday 2pm)

Kai hea: Te Rau Aroha Marae, Awarua (Bluff)

Te Utu: $30 (18yrs +)
$20 (Rakatahi and Tamariki)
$80 (Whānau 2 Adults and 3 kids)

Kaiako: Hana O’Regan, Lynne Te Aika and participants from the Aoraki Matatū programme.

We are limited to a maximum of 50 participants. First priority will be given to participants who are registered Ngāi Tahu members. We will provide activities for tamariki (aged two and over) but there are limited places. Registration of tamariki is essential.

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