Toitu Ngati Porou is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Ngati Porou Reo revitalization strategy “Te Reo ake o Ngati Porou: Toitu te Reo”. Toitu Ngati Porou is the Charitable Trust established by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou to foster and grow Ngati Porou cultural and social development.
A key performance measure for the success of Toitu te Reo, will be our ability to strengthen te reo ake o Ngati Porou me ona tikanga in ways that reaffirm our tribal identity, give effect and enhance our cultural capital, competency and confidence.
Kia mau tonu to tatau Ngati Poroutanga mo ake tonu atu.
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou is committed to maintaining and promoting Ngati Porou reo as a taonga tuku iho for Ngati Porou today and into the future. To this end the Runanganui has committed an initial $500,000 to implement the strategy over the next 2 years.
A suite of five Ngati Porou Reo Revitalisation programmes offer whanau, hapu, marae, rohenga tipuna and taurahere a range of funding opportunities to advance existing, or develop new language initiatives. Spearheaded by a group of Ngati Porou language champions (a key aspect of our new programmes), these opportunities have been designed to match the key priority actions within the overarching reo revitalisation strategy, Toitu te Reo.
Te Reo o Ngati Porou is a composite of hapu dialects and it is important that we continue to nurture the reo o nga hapu while supporting whanau to grow and enhance their reo. Within our programs Ngati Porou reo champions, teachers, native speakers, kaumatua, kuia, pakeke, matua, taitamariki and caregivers will be supported and encouraged to be the drivers and advocates of their own reo activities, promotions and success.
For more detailed information about the implementation of the strategy, please download Nga Mahi Whakarauora Reo Revitalisation Programmes Guide
Ngati Porou Reo Programme Coordinator:
Te Toka a Taiau, Shed 3, The Esplanade,
PO Box 394, Gisborne 4010
Ph: 06 867 9960
Cell: 021 863 114