Ko Te Mātāwai – Dr Pōia Rewi | Tuia Te Ako 2022

Māori learner success
Published: 28 November 2023

Dr. Pōia Rewi discussed Te Mātāwai's role in revitalising the te reo Māori. He outlines the organisation's structure, emphasising regional representation, collaborative strategies with iwi (tribes), and the ultimate goal of reinstating language within households for inter-generational transmission and community well-being.

About the speaker

Dr Pōia Rewi

Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa, Tūhoe
Tumu Whakarae o Te Mātāwai

He was a professor and the head of Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific, and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is renowned for his work in the areas of the revitalisation of the Māori language and whaikōrero.

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