18 Sep 2020

Maori place names carry great whakapapa, say it right

From First Up, 5:44 am on 18 September 2020

As we celebrate the final day of Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, let's look at Maori place names and why they're such an important part of te reo. Sonny Ngatai is a social media advisor at Te Mangai Paho the Maori Broadcast Funding Agency, he's been on a mission to share the whakapapa and pronunciation of Maori places names on Tik Tok. He told our reporter Louise Ternouth place names are a vital part of our history so we should start by saying them the right way.