FROM THE EDITOR
September is a crazy busy month.
The start of spring, it’s also election month, Daylight Savings brings longer days from the 24th, Plan Bee starts this week as we acknowledge and do what we can to save our precious pollinators and we have a special Maori Language Week edition coming out next week.
In the lead up to our Maori Language Week edition, we’ve got some interesting talking points happening over on Neighbourly, including a bit of a daily quiz about just how much you know about te reo, our very own treasured language.
The teaching and learning of te reo in our schools is a common debate. Many will argue that it’s a ‘dead language’ and has no use outside of our slice of paradise. The flip side of that, of course, is that it does absolutely no harm to a young – or an old – brain to learn a new language and experience a different culture.
So we’ll be exploring a bit of both next week - join us on a voyage of discovery, and prepare to celebrate something uniquely our own.