About

“Te reo Māori is restored as a nurturing first language”

This is the vision of a new Māori language strategy called the Maihi Māori Strategy that was developed
by and for iwi, Māori and Māori language communities.

Early in 2017, Te Mātāwai met with all stakeholders nationwide to gather feedback on Māori language initiatives in homes and communities, their aspirations for te reo Māori and the role of Te Mātāwai in realising these aspirations. 

The feedback informed the development of the Maihi Māori 2017-2040 Strategy.

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Te Mātāwai

I whakatūria a te Mātāwai i raro i Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 ki te ārahi i ngā mahi whakarauora i te reo Māori mā ngā iwi me ngāi Māori. I whakamanahia te Ture i te Whare Pāremata i te 14 o Paengawhāwhā 2016, ka mutu i tuhia ki te reo Māori me te reo Ingarihi. Heoi, e mana ana ko te tuhinga Māori, koia anō te whakahounga o Te Ture Reo Māori 1987.

Ngā Mātāpono o Te Mātāwai 

He reo tuku iho te reo taketake o Aotearoa


Ko ngā iwi me ngāi Māori ngā purutanga mauri o ‘Te Whare o Te Reo Mauri Ora’


Poua, whakatipuria, tāwharautia te reo ūkaipō i roto i ngā hapori


Kia raka te mauī, kia raka te katau


Kia ū ki te wairua Māori

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Our People

There are 13 members of the Te Mātāwai board. Seven are appointed by Iwi Clusters (Kāhui ā-Iwi), four appointed by Reo Tukutuku (Māori language stakeholder organisations) and two appointments are made by the Minister for Māori Development.

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Iwi Representatives

TE TAI TOKERAU

Waihoroi Shortland

(Ngāti Hine and Te Aupouri)

Waihoroi Shortland has more than 30 years’ experience working in te reo Māori-related media, film and theatre. He has also worked extensively throughout Te Tai Tokerau in both the public and private sector from the Māori Land Court to working as a Māori Community Officer in Auckland, Pukekohe and Kaitāia. Waihoroi was a Commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and a former member of the Māori Television Services Board. He started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 08 August 2016 for a three-year term. He is also the Hoa Toihau of the board.

TAINUI

Pānia Papa

(Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura, Ngāti Mahuta)

Pānia Papa was a member of the 2011 independent panel that reviewed the Crown’s Māori Language Strategy, and was a member on the Māori Language Quality Assurance Group overseeing the translation of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016. Pānia is currently a member of the Waikato-Tainui Reo Advisory Group, working to implement the Waikato-Tainui iwi language strategy. She has been on other iwi advisory groups reviewing their language strategies as well. Pānia started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 22 July 2016 for a three-year term.

Mātaatua

Bentham Ohia

(Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Te Roro o Te Rangi, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Rārua and Ngai Tahu)

Bentham Ohia is a former CEO of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and during his time there he was involved in the development of a number of te reo Māori language me ōna tikanga programmes. Bentham is the president of the leadership organisation Advancement of Māori Opportunity, and continues to mentor and support many of the graduates from the programme who are now in leadership roles. He is also a Trustee on the Ngā Pōtiki Trust in Pāpāmoa, Tauranga. Bentham started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 17 June 2016 for a three-year term.

TE ARAWA

Dr Cathy Dewes

(Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou)

Dr Cathy Dewes is the Tumuaki of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata in Rotorua, she has an extensive background in te reo Māori education within Te Arawa and nationally with her involvement as Tumuaki of Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori. Cathy has held many roles within Te Arawa and her own iwi Ngāti Rangitihi. She has also been a director of the Māori Television Service and is currently the chair of Te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa. Cathy started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 07 July 2016 for a three-year term.

Te Tai Rāwhiti

Jeremy Tātere MacLeod

(Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te Tonga, Rangitāne, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāi Tahu, Te Āti Awa, Waikato)

Jeremy Tātere MacLeod is one of the key champions for te reo Māori revitalisation in Ngāti Kahungunu, he currently works for Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, and is tasked with the implementation of the Ngāti Kahungunu Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy – Kahungunu, kia eke! Jeremy is a graduate of ‘Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo’ and Waikato University. Jeremy started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 10 June 2016 for a three-year term.

TE TAI HAU-Ā-URU

Dr Ruakere Hond

(Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Ātiawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui)

Dr Ruakere Hond is a passionate te reo Māori champion and advocate.  Positions he has previously held include Project Co-ordinator for Te Reo o Taranaki Trust, Head of Māori Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Chairperson of Te Rūnanga o Te Ataarangi, and a council member of Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki.  Ruakere is currently very active in development projects in Parihaka. Ruakere started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 04 July 2016 for a three-year term.

TE WAIPOUNAMU

Paulette Tamati-Elliffe

(Kāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga)

Paulette Tamati-Elliffe has been involved with Kotahi Mano Kāika the Ngāi Tahu Māori language strategy since signing her whānau up in 2000 when it was first launched. Paulette and her partner Komene have been on their te reo Māori journey, raising their tamariki in te reo Māori as the main language of their home in Dunedin. Paulette is a graduate of ‘Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo’ and brings experience in facilitation, planning, education, teaching, waiata performance and composition. She started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 01 December 2017 for a three-year term.

Te Reo Tukutuku Representatives

Te Mātauranga

Mereana Selby

(Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Porou)

Mereana Selby started as a secondary school teacher of te reo Māori and Physical Education. She then took up a position at Wellington College of Education in bilingual teacher training. She then joined Te Wānanga o Raukawa as Kaihautū for the faculty responsible for the delivery of Māori medium teacher training programmes. In 2007 Mereana was appointed as Tumuaki at Te Wānanga o Raukawa and is the first woman CEO of a Wānanga. She is the Chair of Te Tauihu o Ngā Wānanga - the association of the three wānanga. Mereana started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 28 June 2016 for a two-year term. She was also appointed as Hoa Toihau.

Te Hunga Noho Tāone

Hēmi Dale

(Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri)

Hēmi Dale is currently the Director of Māori Medium Education at Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori Education at the University of Auckland. He holds a Māori language Translators and Interpreters Certificate and also graduated from ‘Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori’. For more than 25 years Hēmi has been at the forefront of the development of Māori medium education. More recently Hēmi has been working on the development of the national Māori medium NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 achievement standards for social sciences, geography, economics and history. Hēmi started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 01 July 2017 for a three-year term.

Te Pāpāho

Kylie Brown

(Ngāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Porou)

Kylie Brown has been appointed as the new Media representative to the Board of Te Mātāwai.  The appointment is effective from Monday 01 October 2018 for a three-year term.  Kylie replaces outgoing Media representative Scotty Morrison whose term expired in July 2018.

Te Hapori

Teina Boasa- Dean

(Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)

Teina Boasa-Dean (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) has been appointed as the new Community representative to the Board of Te Mātāwai. The appointment started on Wednesday 10 October 2018 for a three-year term.  Teina replaces outgoing Community representative Hiria Hape whose term expired in July 2018.

Ministerial Representatives

Robin Hapi

(Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne)

Robin Hapi has extensive governance and senior management experience across a range of government, private and community organisations. He was previously CEO of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd for three years and CEO of the former Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission for 13 years. His current positions include Te Amokapua (Chair) of the Council of Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, a board member of Callaghan Innovation, Te Pou Matakana the North Island Commissioning Agency for Whānau Ora, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. In 2016, he became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori, community and governance. Robin started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 30 August 2016 for a two-year term.

Our Former Board Members

Willie Jackson

(Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto)

Willie Jackson is a champion for urban Māori, he was an experienced broadcaster and was a very strong voice for te reo Māori during his time as an inaugural board member of Te Mātāwai representing Te Reo Tukutuku – Urban Cluster until he vacated the position in June 2017.

Nuki Tākao

(Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūhoe)

Nuki Tākao has strong roots in the Kura Kaupapa movement and in the Māori medium education sector. She brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm during her tenure as an inaugural board member of Te Mātāwai she represented the Te Waipounamu Kāhui ā-Iwi Cluster until she vacated the position in November 2017.

Dr Hiria Hape

(Tūhoe, Whakatōhea)

Dr Hiria Hape has extensive experience at all levels of Government with a number of positions.  Hiria was an inaugural board member for Te Mātāwai representing Te Reo Tukutuku – Community on 15 July 2016 for a two-year term until her term expired in July 2018.

Scotty Morrison

(Ngāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Porou)

Scotty Morrison is the long-time presenter of TVNZ’s Māori news and current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He has held Māori language advisory roles for a number of organisations, he was an inaugural board member of Te Mātāwai representing Te Reo Tukutuku – Media until his two-year term expired in July 2018.

Professor Rawinia Higgins

(Tūhoe)

Professor Rawinia Higgins was the involved in the Paepae Motuhake with the Minster of Māori development who drafted and implemented the The Māori Language Act 2016 that established Te Mātāwai. Prof. Higgins was an inaugural Te Mātāwai board member and was appointed as one of two Ministerial appointments on 31 August 2016 for a two year term.  Prof. Higgins resigned her role on Te Mātāwai and was appointed the chair of the Board of the Māori Language Commission in June 2018.

About Our Tumu Whakarae

Te Atarangi Whiu

(Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto)

Te Atarangi Whiu was appointed as the inaugural Tumu Whakarae of Te Mātāwai in February 2017 taking up her role in March 2017.  The Te Mātāwai board appointed her to lead the establishment of Te Mātāwai which is charged with leading the revitalization effort of te reo Māori in homes and communities.  Ms Whiu is a strong te reo Māori advocate and brings to the role a strong background in kaupapa Māori initiatives, commitment to the language and understands the machinery of Government.

Investments


Te Mātāuru is a contestable investment fund that targets home and community-based Māori language revitalisation 
initiatives which contribute to revitalising te reo Māori as a nurturing first language.

Te Mātāuru is supported by the Maihi Māori Strategy and the annual investment plans for each of the Eight Clusters
Te Tai TokerauTainuiTe ArawaMātaatuaTe Tai RāwhitiTe Tai Hau-ā-uruTe Waipounamu and Te Reo Tukutuku.

He tai tonga, he wai hono, he manu inutai! 
Please be advised that the second investment round for Te Waipounamu is now open
and it will close at midday (12pm) on Wednesday, the 23rd of January 2019.

He kāhui kūaka ki te rangi, he kaupapa waka ki te moana, ko te reo Māori ia ka tau ki uta! 
Also, the second Te Tai Tokerau investment round remains open
until midday (12pm) on Wednesday 9th of January 2019.

He tūmatakahuki, he reo tukutuku! 
Notice is also given to the four key te reo Māori sectors of Community, Media, Urban Māori and
Education that the second Te Reo Tukutuku investment round will open this month
Tuesday 18th of December 2018 and will close at 12pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019. Te Mātāwai in partnership with Te
Pae Motuhake ki Te Reo Tukutuku would like to encourage those in these sectors
to pre-register via Te Mātāpuna if you haven't already.

For more investment support email: support@tematawai.maori.nz

What you need to know for registration and to submit an application is outlined in the steps below.
Also please ensure that your application aligns with your clusters annual investment plan.

Step 1:  Registration



Register

Step 2:  Project/initiate


Applications to be completed

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Step 3: Applications



Submit your completed online application form.

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Step 4: Assessment



Applications are assessed by the Pae Motuhake

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Step 5: Decisions



Applications are approved by the Te Mātāwai Board

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Mahi 6 | Step 6: 


Ka tae atu he kōrero ki ngā kaitono katoa

All Applicants are notified

Te Mātāuru Investment Fund
Application Info

Te Mātāuru has two categories through which funding support may be accessed:

1. Kāhui ā-Iwi: a category based on iwi affiliation

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2. Kāhui ā-Reo Tukutuku: a sector specific category for Te Mātauranga, Te Pāpāho and Te Hapori projects and activities

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Te Mātātupu

Funding for te reo Māori Research

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Te Matatū

Monitoring the revitalisation of te reo Māori

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Our Clusters

The eight Clusters will each establish a Cluster panel or Pae Motuhake made up of te reo Māori advocates from within each Cluster. Each Pae Motuhake provides positive leadership of te reo Māori at a local and regional level along with determining the range of te reo Māori language revitalisation needs. They’ll use research to inform decisions and provide quality advice and recommendations to the Te Mātāwai Board. 
The seven iwi Pae Motuhake will be chaired by their Te Mātāwai Board member.
All eight Pae Motuhake will develop Annual Investment Plans for their clusters that aligns with the
Maihi Māori Strategy. 

Te Tai Tokerau

  • Te Aupōuri
  • Ngāti Kahu
  • Ngāti Kuri
  • Ngāpuhi
  • Ngāpuhi ki Whaingaroa-Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa
  • Te Rarawa
  • Ngāi Takoto
  • Ngāti Wai
  • Ngāti Whātua
  • Te Kawerau ā Maki
  • Te Uri-o-Hau
  • Ngāti Rehua (Great Barrier Island)
  • Ngāti Manuhiri
  • Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara
  • Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei
  • Te Roroa
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Mātaatua

  • Ngāti Pūkenga
  • Ngaiterangi
  • Ngāti Ranginui
  • Ngāti Awa
  • Ngāti Manawa
  • Ngāi Tai ki Tōrere
  • Tūhoe
  • Whakatōhea
  • Te Whānau-a-Apanui
  • Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana
  • Ngāti Whare
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Te Arawa

  • Ngāti Pikiao (Te Arawa)
  • Ngāti Rangiteaorere (Te Arawa)
  • Ngāti Rangitihi (Te Arawa)
  • Ngāti Rangiwewehi (Te Arawa)
  • Tapuika (Te Arawa)
  • Tarāwhai (Te Arawa)
  • Tūhourangi (Te Arawa)
  • Uenuku-Kōpako (Te Arawa)
  • Waitaha (Te Arawa)
  • Ngāti Whakaue (Te Arawa)
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • Ngāti Mākino (Te Arawa)
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau (Bay of Plenty)
  • Ngāti Tūrangitukua
  • Ngāti Kearoa/Ngāti Tuara
  • Ngāti Rongomai
  • Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa (Te Arawa)
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Te Tai Rāwhiti

  • Ngāti Porou
  • Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki
  • Rongowhakaata
  • Ngāi Tāmanuhiri
  • Ngāti Kahungunu
  • Rangitāne (Dannevirke, Hawke’s Bay, and Wairarapa)
  • Ngāti Pāhauwera
  • Mana Ahuriri
  • Maungaharuru-Tangitū
  • Heretaunga Tamatea
  • Ngāti Rākaipaaka
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Te Tai Hau-ā-uru

  • Te Ātiawa (Taranaki)
  • Ngāti Maru (Taranaki)
  • Ngāti Mutunga (Taranaki)
  • Ngā Rauru
  • Ngā Ruahine
  • Ngāti Ruanui
  • Ngāti Tama (Taranaki)
  • Taranaki
  • Ngāti Apa (Rangitīkei)
  • Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi
  • Ngāti Haua (Taumarunui)
  • Ngāti Rangi
  • Ngāti Hauiti
  • Te Ātiawa (Wellington)
  • Muaūpoko
  • Rangitāne (Manawatū)
  • Ngāti Raukawa (Horowhenua and Manawatū)
  • Ngāti Toa Rangatira (Wellington)
  • Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai
  • Ngāti Tama ki Te Upoko o Te Ika (Wellington)
  • Ngāti Kauwhata
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Te Waipounamu

  • Te Ātiawa (South Island)
  • Ngāti Kōata
  • Ngāti Kuia
  • Moriori
  • Ngāti Mutunga (Chatham Islands)
  • Rangitāne (South Island)
  • Ngāti Rārua
  • Ngāi Tahu/Kāi Tahu
  • Ngāti Tama (South Island)
  • Ngāti Toa Rangatira (South Island)
  • Ngāti Apa ki Te Rā Tō
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Te Reo Tukutuku

There are four sector interest areas that make up Te Reo Tukutuku Investment Cluster:
Te Hapori, Te Mātauranga, Te Pāpāho and Te Hunga Noho Taone.

Te Hapori
Te Pāpāho
Te Mātauranga
Te Hunga Noho Tāone
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Research

Te Mātātupu: Māori Language Revitalisation Research

Underpinning the initial and ongoing development of both the Maihi Māori Strategy and the investment programme Te Mātāuru,
is a robust Māori language research framework and plan.
Focused and defining information needs on the basis of what currently exists (useful) and that which needs to be created.
Te Mātāwai intends this output area to not only inform the Maihi Māori Strategy outputs and outcomes,
but also to provide leadership around the overall monitoring of Māori language vitality.

We will achieve this by: Supporting research that contributes to the aspirations of the Maihi Māori Strategy
Supporting a sector-wide understanding of te reo use and capability at a community level and the resources available to them
Collaborating with te reo Māori sector to develop a medium-term research programme and strategy.

Contact

Office
Email: patai@tematawai.maori.nz | Phone: +64 4 499 8907 
Address: Level 3, 2 Woodward Street, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 844, Wellington 6140

Investment Support
Email: support@tematawai.maori.nz | Phone: +64 22 528 9085

Media
Email: roihana.nuri@tematawai.maori.nz | Phone: +64 21 225 7575