Let the reo of Te Arawa resound in the home

Pānui Pāpāho

Te Mātāwai in partnership with the Te Arawa Pae Motuhake wishes to advise the opening of the Te Arawa 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 5pm on Wednesday 19th May 2021.

The Statement of Intent for Te Mātāwai 2021-2024 has just been refreshed, and so for this year’s Investment Round, Te Matawai 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 Arawa Investment Plan developed by the Pae Motuhake has several outcomes to support and grow the Māori language in the region.

“I’m confident that if this occurs, the overarching goal of Te Mātāwai supporting whānau homes to re-establish and maintain Māori as a nurturing language will be achieved. We want to increase reo use in the home by whānau, and support intergenerational transmission in the homes, in the communities and at all kaupapa,” says Muriwai Ihakara, Te Mātāwai board member for Te Arawa.

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