He tai tonga, he taitamariki

Media Release
01 May 2021

Te Mātāwai in partnership with the Te Tai Tonga Pae Motuhake wishes to advise the opening of the Te Tai Tonga 2021-2022 Investment Round. One of the statutory functions of Te Mātāwai is to deliver initiatives and programmes that contributes to the implementation of the Maihi Māori Strategy so that the Māori language is restored as a nurturing first language.


The investment round is now open and will close at 11:59pm on Monday 31st May 2021.


The Statement of Intent for Te Mātāwai 2021-2024 has just been refreshed and so, for this year’s Investment Round, Te Mātāwai would like all applications to align with our five strategic outcomes which focus on the Māori language and whānau wellbeing, intergenerational transmission, immersion domains, reo movements, and national identity.


The Te Tai Tonga Investment Plan developed by the Pae Motuhake has several outcomes to support and grow the Māori language in the region.


“Our focus this year is to grow the Māori language through whānau in the homes, and the youth for they are our language champions and hold the future of our language” says Paulette Tamati-Elliffe, Te Mātāwai board member for Te Waipounamu.

Please visit Te Mātāwai Investment Programme to register and to complete an online application to deliver, receive or expand upon Māori language revitalisation aspirations. 


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