Under TupuOra, Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is delivered in two phases. Te Rekamauroa is phase one of the programme which is delivered over the duration of a school term.
Te Rekamauroa has been purposefully contextualised for the education sector incorporating local dialect, history, stories, songs, haka and narratives. The name Te Rekamauroa is derived from a type of kūmara, brought here to Aotearoa from Hawaiki. Translated as “The Long-Lasting Sweetness” the kūmara was traditionally grown and harvested in ways that had to be adapted to suit the new environment; much like how we need to stay current and think strategically around language regenesis today, so we can forever savour the sweetness of the Māori language.
Te Rua Korotangi is phase two of the programme. It is a graduate support programme for participants as they complete each level of Te Rekamauroa. It provides participants with examples and opportunities to embed te reo Māori teachings within their learning environments, through fun events and initiatives.
The name Te Rua Korotangi refers to the traditional storehouse where the kūmara was stored, therefore acting as a repository to nurture the sweetness of the harvest, or in our case, the richness of the learnings acquired through Te Rekamauroa.
The programme is usually delivered through a mixed mode of face-to-face and online learning including:
► Two-day workshops (Kura Whakahihiri);
► One-day workshops (Akoranga Whakahihiri);
► Self-directed learning (He Whakapūmautanga);
► Tutorials; and
► Challenges/Assessments (Wero).