Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kia Takatū

Today marked the launch of the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management's new school resource Kia Takatū - the Māori language version of What's the Plan, Stan?

The national launch took place at Te Kura Māori o Porirua, a Māori language immersion school in Waitangirua. My first powhiri! I was most impressed. There were speeches from kaumātua, Mayor Jenny Brash, and the Minister of Civil Defence & Emergency Management Rick Barker. I really wish I could understand more of the speeches, but that's why I'm learning Te Reo Māori.

Anyway, Kia Takatū will shortly be available to a school near you, and we'll also be getting a copy for the library.

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