Te mahi tahi hei tautoko i Te Matatini ki te Ao
Kātahi rā te kaupapa hirahira ko te mahi tahi ki a Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori i marama o Pepuere 2019. Ko tā tēnei kaupapa he whakatau tika i a Te Matatini ki te Ao, Ko te whakataetae Kapa Haka nui rawa o te Ao) ki Pōneke nei, i tū ki Pipitea i te marama o Pepuere 2019.
I kite ngā manuhiri i ngā hakī me te kīanga ‘Piki mai ki Pōneke’ - I whakanikoa ngā hakī ki ngā tae matua e rima o ngā pari me ngā tātua.
I ākihia ngā pākihi hokohoko & manaaki e te Kaunihera kia whakamenomeno i ngā kīanga ‘Kia kaha te reo Māori - Give te reo a Go!’ i o rātou toa. I koha hoki i ētahi rerenga kōrero ki ngā kaimahi hai whakamahinga kia mihi, kia poroaki anō hoki.
Collaboration to support Te Matatini ki te Ao
"When you say "Kia Ora," "Mōrena," or "Haere Mai," you are showing pride in our distinctive New Zealand culture and heritage." Mayor Justin Lester
A significant step in this journey was a joint campaign with Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori in February 2019. The campaign aimed to give a warm te reo Māori welcome to Te Matatini ki te Ao, which is the premier Māori Kapa Haka performing arts festival in New Zealand and was held at Westpac Stadium February 2019.
Visitors saw the city streets lined with ‘Piki mai ki Pōneke’ – (Welcome to Wellington) flags in the five popular colours of embroidered bodices (pari) and belts (tātua).
Retail and hospitality businesses were encouraged to display a Kia kaha te reo Māori - Give te reo a Go! sticker in their window or at point of sale. Staff had simple phrase cards for greetings and farewells.