Te ara poutama news
- Indigenous storytelling and the screen
Indigenous storytellers gathered at AUT for the Ngā Aho Whakaari (Māori in Screen Production) Hui ā Tau – a weekend for industry, scholars and students to share knowledge.
- Sleeps Standing (Moetū)
Hemi Kelly, a licensed translator and full-time lecturer at Te Ara Poutama, was given the privilege and challenge of translating Witi Ihimaera’s latest novel into te reo Māori.
- AUT launches APP LAB
AUT celebrated the official launch of the APP LAB – a cross disciplinary group of staff and students exploring new ways of learning through technology and new media.
- New Zealand’s next great Māori storytellers
The fledgling authors of three short stories – featuring a trip to the moon, a dream come true and the confronting realities of life – took top honours at this year’s He Huatau Auaha Te Reo Māori Creative Writing Competition.
- Te reo Māori and the arts
Award-winning play, Purapurawhetū, will be performed for the first time in te reo Māori at two Auckland playhouses; Te Pou Theatre (6-9 July) and The Herald Theatre (13-16 July).
- Karakia in schools under threat from court action, says academic
Dr Paul Moon, Professor of History at Te Ara Poutama – AUT’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development – says that a recent failed court action to ban Bible lessons from schools will not be the last attempt to remove religious instruction from the country’s state schools - and it puts karakia under threat as well.
- AUT investigates motivations for second language learning
A team of language experts from Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), are conducting a usage survey of Te Aka, the online Māori-English Dictionary and Index, in a bid to better understand how the Māori language is valued, by whom, and what the socio-cultural motivations for second language acquisition are.
Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.40pm
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