Ko Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori – Peter-lucas Jones | Tuia Te Ako 2022

Māori learner success
Published: 28 November 2023

Peter-Lucas Jones emphasised the crucial contribution of Māori radio to language revival, specifically highlighting Papa Reo's transcription role. He recognised the dedication of claimants and elders who secured spectrum rights. Emphasising language cultivation beyond educational institutions, he stressed the digitisation of elders' stories and the significance of preserving digital heritage. Additionally, he highlighted efforts to educate computers in Māori transcription, advocating for the advancement of Māori digital capabilities.

About the speaker

Peter-Lucas Jones

Ngāti Kahu, Te Rārawa, Ngāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri

He is the General Manager of Te Hiku Media which is the tribal media hub of Te Hiku o Te Ika and the five iwi of Te Hiku, he is also Deputy Chair of Māori TV, and the Chair of Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori o Aotearoa, the national Māori radio network. PeterLucas has led Te Hiku Media in creating Māori language content, documenting, curating and archiving Māori language oral histories of Te Hiku o Te Ika, and piloting digital access, and most recently played a leading role in the Māori language corpus gathering for the voice recognition project ‘Kōrero Māori’. A former member of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and a treaty negotiator for Te Aupōuri, he has post-settlement governance experience.

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