Tātou ki te Whutupōro ki Ōtepoti – Te tauwhāika o te Toka

On Saturday 24 May, whānau from Ōtautahi, Ōtepoti and Waihola gathered in Dunedin to spend time together, to celebrate te reo and support their teams in the great southern rugby battle, Highlanders v Crusaders.

Whānau met at Moana Pool and the morning was spent swimming, hydro sliding and making friends. This event was for te reo enthusiasts of all levels and it was inspiring for whānau to meet other whānau, who shared this common passion. Those who converse in te reo daily were examples for those whānau who are still striving with and learning the language. People were thankful for the opportunity to practice our tikaka of whanaukataka, manaakitaka and kotahitaka. [Read more…]