Reo & Tikanga
Waikato-Tainui places a strong emphasis on the importance of Te Reo Maaori and Tikanga – it is one of the key strategic objectives of Whakatupuranga 2050.
Tikanga Ora Reo Ora is the strategy for Waikato-Tainui.
It encourages the use and preservation of Te Reo Maaori and Waikato Tikanga.
‘Whakahokia te reo ki ngaa tara aa-whare. Haapaingia te tikanga ki te tuanui o te whare’ The language echoes in the walls of our houses; Cultural practices are held in high regard; The language and cultural practices are etched in the hearts of the people in 2050; The language and cultural practices are strong within homes, marae, schools and communities; The Waikato dialect thrives; and The cultural practices of Waikato are upheld.
A series of tailored resource packs where we will work with whaanau to ensure they are supported by a dedicated kaiako to speak more te reo across our many homes and different communities.