What better way to celebrate than to showcase some incredible champions of Te Reo and Te Ao Māori, our 2018 WORD - The Front Line Grand Slam Champs from Ngā Puna o Waiorea. Their passion, and ability to weave Te Reo Māori seamlessly into their poetry is breathtaking, and has seen them stack up incredible scores from the judges across the competition.
A huge shout out to Māori Television and Te Kāea for doing this follow up story on this amazing group of poets. Every week is Māori language week for Māori Television, and it is so amazing that they are regularly sharing positive stories about young people on the news. Check out the video below, which was one of the poems the team performed at the Grand Slam, or you can check out the full story here (they come on at 11:10).
Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori! Let's make the Māori language strong! Ahakoa iti, ākona, kōrerotia - Learn a little, use a little.
You can find out more about Te Wiki o te Reo Maori here!