Toitū Te Reo
Weave the thread of language into the hearts of man
Auckland Arts Festival is honouring our commitment to te reo Māori in an exciting new programme strand. TOITŪ TE REO translates as holding fast to our language and signals Auckland Arts Festival's desire to champion te reo Māori through the platform of the arts.
WHAKANUIA! We will celebrate and create connections through te reo Māori from non-speakers to those already fluent. This is a chance for Aucklanders to connect to te reo Māori through the arts.
From works in te reo Māori, to community led activations through to the powerful medium of music, TOITŪ TE REO embraces te reo Māori across the programme. It is our goal that te reo Māori is heard, seen and felt every day of the Festival.
Toitū Te Reo ambassador Stacey Morrison talks to the New Zealand Herald. Read the interview here
Tuia te muka reo ki te ngākau o te tangata
E whakatinana nei Te Ahurei Toi O Tāmaki Makaurau i tā mātou aronui ki te reo Māori mā roto mai i tētahi aho hōtaka whakaihiihi. Ko te ito o TOITŪ TE REO ko te āki kia ita te mau o tō tātou reo, ā, he mea tohu tēnei i tā Te Ahurei Toi O Tāmaki Makaurau whai kia whakatairangatia te reo Māori mā roto mai i ngā toi.
WHAKANUIA! Ka whakanui, ka whakarite hononga anō mātou mā roto mai i te reo Māori ki te tangata, tauhou ki te reo mai, matatau mai anō. He ara tēnei e whai wāhi ai ngā uri o Tāmaki Makaurau ki te reo Māori mā roto mai i ngā toi.
Mai i ētahi mahinga toi reo Māori, ki ētahi kaupapa toi nā ngā hapori tonu i ārahi, ā, tae noa ki te momo mana nui o te puoro, ko tā TOITŪ TE REO he poipoi i te reo Māori i te whānuitanga o te hōtaka. E whai nei mātou kia rangona te reo Māori me ōna momo katoa i ia rā o te hui Ahurei.