What are the key parts of the Te Waipounamu Investment Plan?
Te Pae Tawhiti : “He Tai Tonga, He Wai Hono, He Manu Inutai” guides the waka, and informs the three investment principles:
1) He Tai Tonga incorporates the many tai; Te Tai Poutini, Te Tai o Mahānui, Te Tai o Marokura, Te Tai o Āraiteuru, Te Ara a Kewa, Te Moana Tāpokopoko a Tāwhaki, Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, and Te Tiritiri o Te Moana (which captures the link through the papa moana to the Chatham Rise to Rēkohu-Wharekauri).
2) He Wai Hono refers to implementation; Te whakakotahitanga o te whakaaro, o te hiahia kia tutuki tahi tātau i ō tātau wawata katoa mō te reo; ko ngā awa e rere iho ana i ngā paemaunga (Kāpuna o Rākaihautū, etc), ko ngā puna wai ora o Te Waipounamu whānui.
3) He Manu Inutai encompasses beneficiaries/stakeholders; Ko te mana ake o ngā iwi, o ngā hapū, o ngā whānau, o ngā marae hoki (all receiving sustenance from the Investment Plan with the ‘tai’ component of ‘inutai’ linking back to the strategy ‘Tai Tonga’).
What are our priorities?
1)Te Whakaterenga increasing collaborative planning and promotion of te reo Māori revitalisation at a regional, inter-iwi, intra-iwi level.
2)Te Kōrerotanga increasing social, community and iwi based opportunities to be immersed in te reo Māori; and opportunities for tamariki, taiohi, mātua, and kuia and koroua to engage in te reo Māori.
3)Te Whakatūnga opportunities to accelerate engagement that benefits Māori language revitalisation.