Kia ora koutou, it’s Māori Language Week for 2023!
Te Hunga Takutai o Aotearoa (New Zealand Coastal Society) is excited to celebrate Māori Language Week in Aotearoa! We have produced poster toru (3) to encourage the use of te reo Māori in coastal mahi (work) and everyday lives.
Tangata me Mahi (people and jobs) is our theme because NZCS is proud to be made up of a diverse range of professionals including Kaipukaha Takutai (Coastal Engineers), Kaimātai Koiora Takutai (Coastal Ecologists), Kairukuruku (Divers) and a whole host of Kaiwhakahekeheke (Surfers).
Can you find your job? Your hobbies? What have we missed?
Please share the Kupu Takutai poster far and wide.
We acknowledge there may be additional alternative te reo Māori translations for some of the coastal terms used in this poster and many kupu have a deeper meaning. For example tātahi is beach from the inland perspective looking out to sea. Some alternative kupu for beach are tuaone, one, tahamoana (seaside) and uta (beach from the sea perspective heading to the shore).