He tūmatakahuki, he reo tukutuku!

Pānui Pāpāho

Te Mātāwai in partnership with Te Pae Motuhake o Te Reo Tukutuku wishes to advise the opening of the Te Reo Tukutuku 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 it will close at 11:59pm on Monday the 14th of June 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 whānau wellbeing, intergenerational transmission, immersion domains, reo movements, and national identity.

The Te Reo Tukutuku Investment plan developed by the Pae Motuhake has several outcomes to support and grow the Māori language in the region.

Bernie O’Donnell, Te Mātāwai board member for Te Reo Tukutuku says “the Te Reo Tukutuku 2021-2022 investment round will continue to encourage innovation and the development of new spaces and places in communities, education, the media and urban-Māori settings where the language is spoken and nurtured. COVID-19 provided many insights for all of us as New Zealanders, specifically about prioritising our people. The call to arms of Kingi Tuheitia Te Wherowhero te Tuawhitu ‘we must find ways to look after the wellbeing of the people, and we will get through this’ continues to resonate with Te Reo Tukutuku in that the wellbeing of our people and the wellbeing of te reo Māori are inseparable.”

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