Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community online launch

19 September 2017
Huarahi Māori programme alumni, staff and their whānau gathered for the celebration of the programme's 21st anniversary in June.
Huarahi Māori programme alumni, staff and their whānau gathered for the celebration of the programme's 21st anniversary in June.

The Huarahi Māori programme at the Faculty of Education and Social Work marked its 21st anniversary through a series of events this year. The 21st celebrations on 24 June attracted over 280 online registrations and on the day, staff, students, alumni and their whānau arrived to honour the past and celebrate the future with the launch of the new Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community.

To receive information about Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni events, please register your details here

This year, Te Puna Wānanga - School of Māori and Indigenous Education, is leading a three-year strategy that aims to grow the Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community. It envisions an engaged and enthusiastic alumni community that connects with one another to promote the regeneration of te reo Māori across the University.

The strategy includes:

  • Developing recognition programmes to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Kāhui Raukura in the regeneration of te reo Māori.
  • Providing reo Māori learning and networking programmes to support career opportunities for staff, students and alumni.
  • Delivering innovative and relevant communications to inspire and motivate Kāhui Raukura in ongoing engagement with the University.
  • Creating opportunities such as volunteer, advocacy and giving programmes at Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community events.

During the June event the Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community presented awards to acknowledge the contribution of some of its members, including staff who were integral to the development and early teaching in the Huarahi Māori and Reo Hāpai programmes.

Watch this video from Maori TV.

Dean of Education and Social Work Professor Graeme Aitken acknowledged the success of the Huarahi Māori and Reo Hāpai programmes and the commitment of faculty staff to the regeneration of te reo Māori. He also said that the youth play a critical role in keeping the language alive and that teachers need to show leadership to support the growth of te reo Māori as a language of Aotaeroa/New Zealand.

 

Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community

To help with the regeneration of te reo Māori across the University of Auckland, an invitation to join the Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community is extended to current students of the Faculty of Education and Social Work including graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation and Reo Hāpai programmes, postgraduate diploma, masters and doctoral programmes as well as students and alumni of the wider University.

Register your details here to receive information about Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni events.