26 Sep 2012

Finalists named for Maori language awards

10:19 pm on 26 September 2012

The Ministry of Social Development's Family and Community Services division is a finalist in this year's Maori Language Awards for contributions by a government agency.

The winners will be named in November.

The awards cover 15 categories including Education, Tertiary, Print and Government, and recognise the efforts by people to promote te reo Maori.

Family and Community Services project manager Maraea Teepa says the free reo Maori resources provide information from the perspective of a pepi or baby about how parents can look after the child.

She says the booklets cover different stages of an infant's development beginning with when the child begins to grow inside the womb.

Ms Teepa says the first book offers some inspiration through te reo and illustrations about what the fetus maybe experiencing.

She says the resources, which provide information up to the age of five are available online at www.skip.org.nz