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Tina Wickliffe Tina Wickliffe
Mataia Keepa Mataia Keepa
Leon Blake Leon Blake
Maori Television Maori Television

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A group of Mâori created quite a stir during their recent visit to Hawaiʻi this summer. Amy Kalili is here to tell us all about it.

Aloha kakahiaka. Pîhoihoi mau kâkou Hawaiʻi i ka hoʻokipa i nâ hoahânau no Aotearoa, keu aku kçia pûʻulu kânaka, he mau koa ʻôlelo Mâori e kû ana i ka maka o ka ihe.

We are always excited to host our cousins from Aotearoa, especially these language warriors at the tip of the spear.

Maori

Tina Wickliffe

Reporter, Mâori Television

This visit reaffirms that connection we have as Polynesians.

He haumâna ʻo Tina no Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Mâori, he papahana e ʻimi ana i ka hoʻoikaika ʻôlelo Mâori e alakaʻi ʻia ana e ka polopeka Mâori i laha a kaulana no kona ʻike kuʻuna, a me ka wali loa o kâna ʻôlelo Mâori iâ ia, ʻo Timoti Karetû. ʻO ka pahuhopu o ka papahana, ʻo ia ka hôʻoi kelakela i ka ʻôlelo a kçia mau Mâori ma loko o ka papahana i komo ma nâ ʻano kûlana hana a ʻoihana like ʻole ma ke kaiâulu.

Tina is a part of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Mâori, a Mâori Excellence in Language Institute run by well-known Mâori professor, practioner, and orator, Tîmoti Karetû. The purpose is to further the langauge skills of Mâori who are achieving success in various fields.

Maori

Mataia Keepa

Sports Reporter, Mâori Television

Strengthening my language makes me a better Mâori for my family and people.

No ka puka ma nâ ʻano kûlana a ʻoihana like ʻole o kçia mau haumâna e like hoʻi me Tina Wickliffe nei, he mea kûkala nûhou no MâoriTV e hana ana ma ka ʻôlelo Mâori a Pelekânia pû, he pili nô i mâkau ʻôlelo Mâori a me ka pueko nô hoʻi.

Professional success for these students, like MâoriTV reporter Tina Wickliffe who reports in Mâori and English, depends heavily on their Mâori language fluency.

Maori

(tina)

Te Panikiretanga encourages stellar langauge skills which is crucial in news.

E like hoʻi me ke kûlana o ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi, ua hoʻôla a hoʻoikaika nui ʻia ka ʻôlelo Mâori i loko o kçia mau makahiki 30 i hala iho nei ma luna o ke kahua o nâ kula Kohanga Reo. Ua like nô hoʻi ia mau kula kamaliʻi ʻôlelo Mâori me nâ kula Pûnana Leo ma Hawaiʻi, kahi e hoʻoluʻu ʻia ai nâ keiki ma ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi piha.

Like Hawaiian, Mâori has experienced a come back over the last 30 years, rooted in the Kohanga Reo schools, the Mâori counterpart of the Pûnana Leo Hawaiian langauge preschools.

Maori

(Leon)

As Polynesians, we are tenacious and passionate and that keeps us going.

Ke aloha iâ ʻoukou e ka ʻohana Mâori. Mahalo no ke kipa ʻana mai. Aloha.

Mahalo to our ʻohana Maori for visiting.

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