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Tainui – Pou Kaiāwhā Copy

Radio Tainui withthe support of Te Mātāwai produced aseries of 2 minute online video clipscalled Oropaki to raise awarenessabout correct pronunciation of te reo Māori.  “We aimed thisproject at second language learners because we wanted to raise awareness andstrengthen language competencies by highlighting how subtle differences inpronunciation can lead to very different interpretations and meanings,” says station manager Trina Koroheke.  “We wanted to makea real impact and we know our people are engaged online so we had to ensurethey were funny and light-hearted, and accessible to them on all social mediaplatforms,” she says. Radio Tainui produced fifteen episodes in the series and if you haven’t already seen them please visit www.radiotainui.co.nz/oropaki/ each episode can help with getting the macron on theright vowel or highlighting how a mispronounciation can go so very wrong.  “I loved theseries because we are all on a reo journey and when I watched the clips, Ilaughed and thought I make some of those mistakes often my self,” says Ngā Pae Manu o Tainuimember Te Wairere Ngaia.  “It is a greatonline resource for Tainui waka whānau members torefer back and it increases learning opportunities for our whānau to improve on the quality and accuracy of their reo,” she says.

Tainui – Pou Kaiāwhā

Radio Tainui withthe support of Te Mātāwai produced aseries of 2 minute online video clipscalled Oropaki to raise awarenessabout correct pronunciation of te reo Māori.  “We aimed thisproject at second language learners because we wanted to raise awareness andstrengthen language competencies by highlighting how subtle differences inpronunciation can lead to very different interpretations and meanings,” says station manager Trina Koroheke.  “We wanted to makea real impact and we know our people are engaged online so we had to ensurethey were funny and light-hearted, and accessible to them on all social mediaplatforms,” she says. Radio Tainui produced fifteen episodes in the series and if you haven’t already seen them please visit www.radiotainui.co.nz/oropaki/ each episode can help with getting the macron on theright vowel or highlighting how a mispronounciation can go so very wrong.  “I loved theseries because we are all on a reo journey and when I watched the clips, Ilaughed and thought I make some of those mistakes often my self,” says Ngā Pae Manu o Tainuimember Te Wairere Ngaia.  “It is a greatonline resource for Tainui waka whānau members torefer back and it increases learning opportunities for our whānau to improve on the quality and accuracy of their reo,” she says.