Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Te Play
1. Māori Language Commission.
I haere tonu i te wā ko Haami Piripi te kaiwhakahaere matua o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (HM 4/2008:1). / They continued during the time that Haami Piripi was the CEO of the Māori Language Commission.
Kāretu, Tā Tīmoti Samuel Play
1. (personal name) KNZM, QSO (1937) Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu; teacher and scholar of Māori language and performing arts. Established the Department of Māori at The University of Waikato as Head of Department and then Professor before becoming the inaugural Māori Language Commissioner at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (1987-1999). Awarded Honorary Doctorates from Victoria University of Wellington in 2003 and The University of Waikato in 2008. He has been Executive Director of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, the Institute of Excellence in Māori Language, since 2003 and is also Chairperson for Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. Awarded his knightood in 2017.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-55;)
See also Panekiretanga o te Reo, Te
Milroy, James Wharehuia Play
1. (personal name) QSO, CNZM (1937-) Tūhoe; leader, orator, expert in Māori language and customs. Former Professor of Māori at The University of Waikato, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2005. Formerly a commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Member of the New Zealand Geographic Board, Tautoko Māori Trust, Mahi Trust and teacher for Te Panekiritanga o te Reo. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2012 for services to the Māori language.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 37;)
See also Panekiretanga o te Reo, Te
Mātāwai, Te Play
1. (personal noun) Māori/Iwi Electoral College - the Māori Language Strategy proposed in 2014 to establish a purpose built iwi entity that will assume responsibility for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Māngai Pāho, and will assume the roles and responsibilities of Te Pūtahi Pāho with regard to the Māori Television Service. There will be a greater focus on Crown Māori/iwi relationships in this sector, and more emphasis on whānau, hapū and iwi language planning and development.
Te tikanga mā Te Mātāwai e riro anō ai te mana whakahaere kaupapa reo i te iwi Māori. / It would seem that through Te Mātāwai the Māori people will again take over the authority of managing language matters.
Temara, Pou Play
1. (personal name) Ngāi Tūhoe. Educated at Huiarau Primary School and Wesley College. senior Lecturer at Te Kawa a Māui at Victoria University of Wellington (1986-2002) where he gained his MA degree. Currently Professor at Te Pua Wānanga Ki Te Ao of The University of Waikato. Renowned whaikōrero, haka and mōteatea expert who frequently performs kawanga whare and is an expert on tikanga. Teacher for Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo.
Simpson, Mīria Play
1. (1922-2002) Ngāti Awa; teacher and expert speaker and writer of Māori. Editor of numerous publications, including Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau (Volume 1) and the Māori section of the Historical Atlas of New Zealand. One of the first commissioners of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Awarded a QSM in 1991.
Aho Matua Play
1. The philosophical base for Kura Kaupapa Māori education for the teaching and learning of children. Te Aho Matua is presented in six parts, each part having a special focus on what, from a Māori point of view, is crucial in the education of children: 1. Te ira tangata – the physical and spiritual endowment of children and the importance of nurturing both in their education; 2. Te reo – principles by which this bilingual competence will be achieved; 3. Ngā iwi – principles important in the socialisation of children; 4. Te ao – those aspects of the world that impact on the learning of children; 5. Āhuatanga ako – the principles of teaching practice that are of vital importance in the education of children; 6. Te tino uaratanga – the characteristics aiming to be developed in children.