“I think it’s great that more and more people are speaking and writing in Te Reo Māori and there are a host of awards out there that provide recognition for this achievement.  We need to bear in mind the Te Kura Pounamu Award was established for a specific purpose and therefore has its own mauri and whakapapa.  This aspect of the award is essential for current and future participation of Māori on the Mātauranga Māori continuum and we would like to see more published works by Māori for children’s and teens’ literature.” (Te Paea Paringatai, Tumuaki Te Rōpū Whakahau)

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Written by Tumuaki Te Ropu Whakahau