Matariki Roche learning te reo Maori

He akonga o te reo Māori – A student of the Māori language

July 7, 2016 Denise Roche 1

The first phrase of conversational Maori I learned was, “Haere mai kare, whengua tō ihu.” (“Come here darling, blow your nose.”) It was our first time at kōhanga reo and I was new to the community and with a four-year-old and a new-born, keen to make new friends and learn te reo Māori at the same time.

Catherine Delahunty: A great Budget would…

May 24, 2016 Catherine Delahunty 1

A great Budget would embrace the challenge of our polluted rivers and move the money away from justifying the status quo water rules into cleaning up waterways. A great Budget would take the Ministry for the Environment freshwater budget and prioritise a plan for swimmable rivers.

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