Mahuru Māori

Join us for Mahuru Māori 2019 where we celebrate te reo māori not only for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, but the entire marama of Mahuru (September). Check out our Mahuru Māori calendar below to see what we are getting up to! You can also scroll down for more information on the initiatives.

Kia kaha tātou ki te kōrero māori.

2019 Mahuru Māori activities.

Tautohetohe (te reo māori debate)

Mate vs mate, whanaunga vs whanaunga, tuakana vs teina @ the great NWŌ Te Reo Māori debate.

Haere mai, whakarongo mai, umere mai, come and cheer on our Ngāti Whātua orators as they battle it out in te reo Māori.

If you are an intermediate or advanced level reo speaker and would like to give it a go please email cjhawke@nwo.iwi.nz

Āhea: Wednesday, 11th of September 2019
Te wā: 6pm doors open for particpants, 6:45 start
Ki hea: Ōrākei Marae Wharekai

Pō patapatai – Quiz Night

Do you think you have what it takes to be our next Trivia master? Come along to the Pō patapatai – Te Puna Reo Ōkahukura Quiz Night.

Quiz theme – Mahuru Māori, Tō kerēwa hoki!
Te rā: Saturday, 14th September 2019
Te wā: Arrive 5pm – 5.30pm start
Ki hea: Ōkahu Bay Sports and Cultural Club, 40 Reihana St, Auckland 1071

$80 rego per team
8 people max per team
Pre-purchase a nibbles platter ($40 each, 2 max per team)

Click here to register your team.

Don’t forget to dress up, there is a prize for best dressed team. There will also be spot prizes and raffles. To align to Mahuru Māori/Māori language month, some questions will be in māori so bring your dictionary, recruit a te reo māori speaking team member, or wing it!

Any questions, please contact rangimariem@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com

Oldies vs Youngies

The famous Oldies vs Youngies is back! Netball and League with an addition… Kaumātua games, with a reo māori twist.

Sign up on the day – at least half an hour before the game (Netball & League)

Āhea: 21st Septermber 2019
Te wā:

10 am: Karakia and Kaumātua games begin
12:30 pm: Netball
3 pm: League

Ki hea: 

Kaumātua Games – Ōkahu Bay Social and Cultural Club (this will be our base).

Netball – Venue TBC 

League – Field 2 Ōkahu Domain 

Community Reo lesson

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will be holding FREE Te Reo Māori lessons for the community and we’d love for you to attend. There are no strings attached! All you need to do is show up, keen to give it a go. All resources provided.

Āhea: Tuesday 10th & Thursday 12th of September 2018
Te wā: 6 pm – 8 pm
Ki hea: Ōrākei Community Centre

Kore utu-These lessons are free of charge. You can attend 1 or both lessons, up to you.

To register interest, please email info@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com

Free Health Checks at Kapa Haka

Come along to Ōrākei Marae during Kapa Haka for free hauora/ health, dental and hearing checks, thanks to nib Health Insurance and the nib check-up truck!

Every Sunday from 10am-4pm at Ōrākei Marae Wharekai Carpark:

Sunday 22 September

Sunday 29 September

Sunday 6 October

We have something different on each week so bring the whole whānau along to check it out.  Click here for more info and to RSVP. 

Order your kawhe in te reo māori

“He pango roa māku – I’ll have a long black!”

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa have teamed up with cafés in Quay Park – our single largest commercial asset, that will have a special offer for those who order their kawhe in Te Reo Māori during Māori language week (9-15 Mahuru 2019).

For more info visit NWŌ Whai Rawa FB page

Auckland Council - Hīkoia te kōrero

Show your pride for te reo Māori (the Māori language) and hīkoi (walk) on the iconic Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).

Āhea: Thursday 12 September.
Te wā: 10 am – 3 pm. Hīkoi starts 11am
Ki hea: Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill, 670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland

Click here for more information.

If you have any questions please contact info@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com

Visit out Te Reo Māori page for reo māori resources. 

Check out our Mahuru Māori highlights from last year!