26th July 2012
Arohatia te Reo, which means to cherish the language, is the theme for Māori Language Week. Running from 23 July to Sunday 29 July, this celebration of Māori culture presents the perfect opportunity for NZ Landcare Trust to highlight a new two year project - Bi-lingual Guide to the Waikato River Catchment.
The project aims to provide the Māori community with valuable information about sustainable land management techniques appropriate to the Waikato area and practical advice on restoring key habitats.
To maximise community engagement the project will generate three key outputs:
- a bi-lingual publication
- a series of hui
- web based support
Experience shows there is a significant demand for user-friendly publications which provide practical advice about sustainable land management and encourage people to give it a try. This project recognises the specific cultural needs of the Māori community and adopts a collaborative process that aims to create a package of genuinely useful resources. The Trust has already successfully translated 'Our Freshwater Fish' (part of the series of Fish Fact Sheets) into Te Reo Māori and this latest project underlines the Trusts' commitment to this work.
More information about this project is available from the project page>
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