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Te¯na¯ koutou!

As many of you are well aware, it is Ma¯ori Lan­guage Week and here at North Waikato News, we in­vited our com­mu­nity kura tu­atahi (pri­mary schools) to help us cel­e­brate this very spe­cial week. Us­ing the theme Kia ora te reo Ma¯ori, par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents cre­ated art work to de­pict themes which cel­e­brate the greet­ing. Ka pai to all those who came up with some highly cre­ative pieces. While it’s not too late for any­one to build on their lan­guage skills, it’s our younger gen­er­a­tion that are go­ing to keep it go­ing for years to come and so the cy­cle will con­tinue. As part of this lit­tle project, we had a $50 voucher up for grabs to one stu­dent and the win­ner is Alexis Muru from Huntly Pri­mary School. I truly hope to many of you learn some­thing new this week, even if it’s just a new word be­cause it’s such a spe­cial thing we have in Aotearoa. In other news, we also want to cel­e­brate the fact that Stuff and its print mast­heads have also adopted macrons. We look for­ward to this change and learn­ing more about the lan­guage.

Caitlin Wal­lace

NEWS DI­REC­TOR Julie Kaio, (09) 237 0410, 027 204 2958, julie.kaio@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz AREA SALES MAN­AGER: Ja­son Dou­thett, 027 705 1512, ja­son.dou­thett@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Me­gan Vroegh, 027 204 2933, me­gan.vroegh@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz RE­PORTER: Caitlin Wal­lace, (07) 849 9715, 027 886 5777, caitlin.wal­lace@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz CLAS­SI­FIEDS: phone 0800 800 373, email tele­leads@waika­to­times.co.nz. DEADLINES: Clas­si­fied, Mon­day, 4pm; Run of paper, Thurs­day, 3pm. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: north­waika­tonews.co.nz MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: www.fixmy­de­liv­ery.co.nz, 0800 339 000.

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