Te Takarangi reaches milestone
On the 28th June Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and the Royal Society Te Apārangi acknowledged the passing of the halfway mark of Te Takarangi - our celebration of 150 Māori publications.
The 75th book recognised was Māori Made Easy: For Everday Learners of the Māori Language by NPM Board Member, Associate Professor Scotty Morrison.
In the wake of the recent passing of distinguished Māori language scholar Professor John Moorfield, this book highlights the work of the next generation to support te reo Māori revitalisation.
Māori Made Easy provides an outstanding step by step methodical language learning programme to meet the needs of te reo Māori learners and has been developed as an accessible guide to learning te reo Māori no matter your knowledge level. It was the winner of the Ngā Kupu Ora Award in 2016 (link to Penguin Books here).
Te Takarangi was initiated by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Royal Society Te Apārangi as part of NPM’s 15th anniversary as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence since 2002, and the Society’s 150th anniversary since the passing of the Act that established the New Zealand Institute in 1867.
The project celebrates over 100 years of Māori scholarship, with 150 publications providing an overview of some of the most important Māori leaders, thinkers and authors of our time. From 13th February 2018, a book has been profiled each day of the working week with the final entry from the list due to be announced during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018.