On 19-23 January myself and a number of other Ngāi Tahu descendants embarked on a journey. We were given the opportunity to improve our te reo, learn about Kāi Tahu history and stories, visit pā sites and participate in a number of awesome activities. Some of these activities included whale watching, kayaking, taiaha, creation of a waiata and haka and many more. Kura reo Rakatahi provided me with knowledge of my iwi, amazing experiences and the chance to meet life-long friends. To anyone who is of Ngāi Tahu descent looking to either learn or improve their te reo or learn more about where they come from, I highly recommend going to the next Kura reo Rakatahi – it’s an amazing opportunity and something that will never be forgotten.
Nā Hannah Clark. [Read more…]