As part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) celebrations 2011, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are launching a new online resource called Destination Reo.
Destination Reo is an online mapping tool powered by Google Maps, allowing users to quickly find te reo Māori services, learning opportunities and events nationwide, even worldwide. It will help provide answers to those everyday questions about te reo, like:
o My baby is sick. I want to go to a doctor who can pronounce her name. Where are all the reo Māori speaking doctors?
o I have just moved to this town and want to keep up my reo Māori studies. What's available?
o I am a hairdresser learning te reo Māori. I would love to practice at work. How do I let people know where I am?
The tool splits services into 3 categories Ako, Hoko and Korero or Learn, Shop and Enjoy. Destination Reo will go live to users on Monday the 4th of July, to mark the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. BUT you can upload your information now!
How to add your services to the Destination Reo map?
It’s easy. Simply go to Destination Reo and fill in the online form for service providers (link at bottom of page).
Choose the best category that your organisation or group fits under, Learn, Shop, or Enjoy. Fill in your details and information pertaining to what reo Māori service you provide. Add in links to your Facebook, Twitter or Website. Upload photos of your logo or team to personalise your look.
For more information about this website and the tool email or phone through on 0800 KAITAHU.
While you're on the website, check out the 12-week Challenge, or learn some new waiata.