The sustenance of chiefs is oratory. Ko te kai a te rangatira, ko te kōrero.
An art form in itself, the Māori language is cause for appreciation and celebration. Interest in te reo Māori is at an all-time high. Wait lists for language classes are oversubscribed by learners from all ages and backgrounds.
Leading a day of festivity with te reo at its centre, Te Kai a te Rangatira brings together a panel of leaders from te ao Māori with a focus on arts and language, giving us a snapshot into what it takes to be a leader in this day and age, during these uncertain times. With te reo workshops for students at beginner and intermediate levels, music, a Māori arts and crafts market and Māori kai, join us as we salute the indigenous language of Aotearoa.
This event is delivered entirely in te reo Māori. Real time English translations provided via headsets.
Activation in Aotea Square Sun 27 March, 10:00am – 5:30pm. FREE
Ko te kai a te rangatira, ko te kōrero.
Toi te kupu, toi te mana, toi te reo Māori. He momo toi te reo Māori, nā konei, e tika ana kia whakamānawatia, kia whakanuia. He nui te whāia me te ngākaunuitia o te reo Māori i tēnei wā e te tini me te mano. He tokomaha tonu kei te whai kia uru ki ngā karaehe reo kua kī kē, nō ngā tōpito katoa, nō ngā pakeketanga katoa anō hoki.
Ko te reo kei te pokapū i tētehi rā e aro nui ana ki tōna whakanuitanga. Mā Te Kai a te Rangatira e whakahuihui tētehi pōkai manukura nō te ao Māori e aro ana ki ngā toi me te reo, e rongo ai tātou i ngā āhuatanga e pakari ai te rangatira i ēnei wā, i tēnei wā taurangi nei anō hoki. Haere mai ki te rongo i te reka o te reo e rere ana i ngā awheawhe reo Māori mā te hunga kātahi anō ka tīmata ki te ako me ērā kua āhua roa ake e ako ana i te reo; i ngā puoro, i te wāhi hokohoko i ngā toi me ngā taonga Māori, i te reka anō o ngā kai e pai ana ki te Māori. Nau mai, haere mai, kia whakanui tahi tātou i te reo taketake o Aotearoa.
Kei te reo Māori ngā kōrero o te rā. Ka whakapākehātia ngā kōrero ka puta i ngā kaikōrero i taua wā tonu, hei whakarongo mā ngā kawe oro.
Early Bird tickets are available until 11:59pm 6 January 2022, or until allocation is exhausted.