Te Tari Mātauranga Māori regularly host activities for students and staff such as waiata and kapa haka practices and other major annual events including Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Matariki, and the Māori graduation celebration - Tuku Taonga.
Typical activities during the annual events have included cultural workshops on cultural practices such as maramataka and the making and use of taonga puoro, arts and crafts, kapa haka, hikoi, word games and quizzes and of course kai.
Whakanuia Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
“Tōku reo, tōku ohooho, tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea, tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi.”
“Language is the key to understanding.”
In 2021, this week was celebrated from 13 - 19 Mahuru / September. We started with a karakia and continued over the week with activities including the Language Moment on Tuesday where we recited the MIT karakia together, a kaikaranga workshop, a korikori tinana workout, a word of the day game, and lots more te reo.
In 2021, Matariki was observed from 21 June to 18 July. We held a number of supporting events here at MIT including maramataka livestreams and other educational and fun activities.