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Rātū 24 Hōngongoi 2012

Published: 11:57AM Tuesday July 24, 2012

Mobile app launches in honour of Maori Language Week

Kua whakarewahia he pūmanawa reo Māori hou hei whakaū mā te tangata ki ā rātou kawe reo me ā rātou papa koi. He kupu Māori, he karakia Māori, he waiata Māori kei te pūmanawa hou nei, ā, he mea whakarewa i tēnei, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

Māori language apps for Smart phones and tablets have been launched by mobile phone companies to coincide with Māori Language Week. The technology includes Māori words, songs and even prayers.

 

Water rights a question of trust

Hei ngā wiki nei, ka puta mai te whakatau a te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi e pā ana ki ngā tika me ngā pānga o te Māori ki te wai me te hokotanga o ngā rawa, ēngari, e tika ana rānei kia whakapono te Māori ka hāpai te Rōpū Whakamana, te Kāwanatanga rānei i ōna tika me ōna pānga, ko te Kōti kē rānei te mutunga mai.

A ruling from the Waitangi Tribunal over water rights and asset sales is pending but can Maori trust that their rights and interests will be met by the Tribunal or the Government? Or is more court action likelihood?

 

Māori league player makes comeback

Ko ia tētahi o ngā kanohi Māori rongonui o te NRL, me te aha, kua whai oranga anō ia i te kapa i tākaro tuatahi ai ia, i a ia e kukune mai ana i roto i taua whakataetae, arā, i ngā Newcasle Knights. Hei tā Timana Tahu, ahakoa tōna ahungarua, kei te tamariki tonu te ngākau.

He's one of the well-known faces in the NRL and he's gone back to play for his original team, the Newcastle Knights. Timana Tahu is eager to get on the field despite his seniority status in the game these days.

 

Those without means to buy shares are disadvantaged, says Flavell

Ko Te Ururoa Flavell, māngai o Te Waiariki mo te Pāti Māori e whakapuaki mai i ōna whakaaro e pā ana ki ngā take me ngā tikanga torangapū o te wā, pērā i ngā tika o te wai, ngā hea, ngā kaiwhakahaere o te kaipuke Rena, me ngā ture hou mo te momi tūpeka.

Māori Party MP for Te Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell talks to us about current political issues including water rights, asset shares, the Rena’s owners, and the new smoking laws.

 

Turia not fazed by tobacco companies legal action

Kei te kōkiri tonu a Tariana Turia i tana kaupapa ki te whakakore i ngā mōkihi tūpeka katoa, ahakoa te whakaweti mai a ngā ūmanga tūpeka mo te whakarewa i te kaupapa ki ngā Kōti. I whakapuaki mai te Minita Tuarua i Ngā Take Hauora, i tētahi pūrongo kōrero mo te kaupapa nei inanahi, ā, nō te rā nei i hāpai ake anō ai ia i ngā taunakitanga mo tana kaupapa.

Tariana Turia is pushing ahead with plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco, despite threats of legal action from tobacco companies. The Associate Health Minister released a discussion document on plain packaging yesterday. Earlier today she re-iterated her case for the move.

 

Petition to stop expansion of fossil fuels industry

Kua horahia he petihana, 100,000 waitohu kei runga, ki mua i te aroaro o te Whare Pāremata. Ko tōna take kia kaua te rāngai kora mātātoka e whakawhānuihia ake. Nā Greenpeace te petihana i whakarewa, ko te whāinga kia whakakorea te kaupapa kora mātātoka nei.

A petition carrying more than 100,000 signatures opposing plans to expand the fossil fuels industry has been presented to Parliament. Greenpeace launched the petition, calling for the plans to be scrapped.

 

Survival of Maori language is through speaking it

Kāore pea he wiki i kō atu i tēnei hei āta matapaki i te noho mai a tō tātou reo ki tēnei whenua. I kōrero māua ko te Toihau o Te Taura Whiri, a Erima Henare i mua nei.

What better time than Māori Language Week to look at the state of the language.  Māori language commissioner Erima Henare spoke to us earlier.

 

First day of performance for secondary schools kapa haka comps

Ko te rā tuatahi o ngā whakataetae kapa haka kura tuarua o te motu. Kei a mātou ngā kōrero mo ngā kapa tuatahi i runga i te atamira i te ata nei.

We're at the Secondary Kapa Haka National Competitions and this is the first day of performances. We take a look at the first groups who took to the stage this morning.

 

Māori radio station to attend indigenous conference

Kua pōwhiritia te reo irirangi kaumātua rawa o te motu ki tētahi hui pāpāhō iwi taketake ki roto o Amerika. Kei te haere ngā kaimahi o te Upoko o Te Ika ki Washington DC a tērā wiki, ki te kōrero mo ngā reo irirangi Māori.

Our oldest Māori radio station has been invited to a conference of indigenous broadcasters in the Uunited States. Te Upoko o Te Ika staff will travel to Washington DC to talk about Maori language radio over the past 25 years they've been on air.

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