KMK funding

Kia kūrapa. The last funding round for 2014 closes on the 31 October. We currently have three funds available for individuals, whānau and cluster groups to develop their te reo Māori.

Kā manukura o te reo
This fund can provide intermediate to advanced Kāi Tahu learners and speakers of te reo with targeted financial assistance to further develop their Māori language proficiency. Participants can apply for up to $5,000.

Whānau reo
This fund will provide financial assistance for Kāi Tahu families to attend Kāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnaka whānau based te reo wānaka and events/KMK whānau based te reo wānaka and events within the Kāi Tahu takiwā. Applicants can apply for up to $2k per whānau per year.

Kāika reo
This fund supports Kāi Tahu whānau groups to strengthen the use of te reo as an everyday language of communication within the home. The fund will consider funding initiatives focused on learning and using te reo as an everyday language within the home and community. Participants can apply for up to $3500.

Kura reo Kāi Tahu 2015

Ko tō tātou nei reo tēnei e karaka nei, hikitia, hāpaika.
Kura Reo Kāi Tahu will be held 12-16 January 2015. A friendly reminder to all Kāi Tahu iwi members that this is your last chance to apply for funding to attend this event. If you have any questions in regards to this event or KMK funding please contact Brett Lee, email [email protected] or phone 03 974 0004 / 0800 KAI TAHU.

Learning and playing in te reo Māori.

Learning and playing in te reo Māori.

Kura Reo Rakatahi

Kura Reo Rakatahi is a youth-focused te reo leadership programme, a pilot initiative funded by Mā Te Reo, facilitated by Kotahi Mano Kāika, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. This 4-day te reo Māori immersion programme will be hosted at Ōtākou Marae, on the Otago Peninsula, from 8 – 11 October, 2014. This first Kura Reo Rakatahi is aimed at rakatahi Māori who live in the Otago/Southland area.

Kura Reo Rakatahi is aimed at all learning levels:

  • those who have just started learning te reo
  • those who are learning but are not yet conversational
  • those who are more confident and competent with te reo.

Students will be placed in appropriate learning groups for the formal learning sessions. It is expected that everyone will participate in all aspects of the programme, including assisting with food preparation when appropriate, and general marae house-keeping, abiding by all tikaka and kawa on the marae.

The key purpose of this Kura Reo is to provide an opportunity for rakatahi aged between 13 – 18, who are passionate about learning te reo Māori to make connections with each other as future te reo Māori advocates and leaders for their whānau; to learn in a variety of contexts outside of the school classroom environment; and, to extend and increase their knowledge, confidence and fluency in te reo Māori.

Contexts will include
– wānaka reo intensive learning sessions
– waka ama
– mahika kai
– taiaha (boys)
– hākī and general food preparation
– learning traditional stories, waiata, haka, poi.

Limited places available. For more information or to register your interest please email: [email protected] , phone: 021 714 658 or check out our Facebook page for more information.


Kura Reo Rakatahi – a chance to learn while having fun.





Pukamata – Facebook

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Reo o te wā (Language of the season)

Marama: Rima (September) Ono (October)
Kaupeka: Kana (Spring)
Kīwaha: Namunamuā – Delicious/yummy

kmk Events Calendar Sept issue