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01 o Here turi Kōka 2010

Ma tini, Ma mano ka rapa te whai
By large numbers will be the chase be spread out

All second-language learners take heart as Te Ahi Kaa profiles two individuals and a business normalising te reo Māori in a way that encourages us all, Māori and non - Māori, to use it regularly and proudly without feeling whakama. Kia kaha koutou.

Ngāti Pōrou Glenis Phillip-Barbara, like so many of her generation, grew up surrounded by te reo Māori but it was only as an adult that she learned it herself. Her commitment and no nonsense approach to te reo Māori has paid off as she now heads Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori - the Māori Language Commission. Justine Murray finds out more about her role and how the Commission oversees, supports and strengthens Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa,

Ruakere Hond certainly walks the talk. He's helping develop strategies for the revitilisation of Taranaki reo within Taranaki rohe. He explains all to Justine Murray.

Karepa Winterburn-Chapman nō Ngati Raukawa, Hokianga hoki just may end up being the most popular member of his marae, now in his second year of a butchery apprenticeship. As one of the friendly staff at Otaki Meats, he personifies the bi-lingual nature of the butcher.

Waiata featured: AEIOU and Titokowaru performed by Moana and the Moahunters from the album Rua (1998)