The initiative of encouraging Māori women to communicate with each other through the Māori newspapers of last century was taken by women such as Niniwa i te Rangi, Meri Mangakahia and Pani Te Tau. These papers inspired wahine Māori to collectively organise and to speak with a unified voice. Next Wednesday 19 September, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is holding a celebration, to acknowledge the entrepreneurial success, the diverse skills and the multiple talents of wahine Māori who 125 years to the day since Women’s Suffrage was achieved continue to inspire us in spreading the Whānau Ora approach.
As we celebrated this week, te wiki o te reo Māori, it is a great time to remember those pioneers and champions of both te reo and Māori political movements who have laid the foundation for Whānau Ora to follow. This week we feature some of our new language champions, as well as catchup on two key conferences that occurred.Read More