Māori Language Awards finalistsPosted to Financial Capability Money Week on 15-11-2016
There is a Māori proverb ‘Kāore te kumara e korero mō tōna ake reka’ which means the kumara does not talk about how sweet he is.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate your achievements and the Commission is delighted that it was chosen as a finalist in three categories of the annual Māori Language Awards.
The nominations were for our ‘Making Sense of Cents’ video series, our community engagement and the Sorted Putea webpage in the following categories: Te Reo Māori Media Champion; Te Reo Māori Community Champion; and Te Reo Māori Digital/Innovation Champion.
It’s the first time we’ve been nominated and, while we didn’t win, it has inspired us to try even harder next time.
Peter Cordtz, our community and education group manager, said: “We want to encourage people in the Māori community to korero (talk) about money and think about their financial futures.
“We know many are put off by the mainstream conversations, which don’t feel relevant to them, so we are constantly working on ways to share our work in a more meaningful way.
“For example, our Making Sense of Cents video series is the first of its kind, incorporating te reo Māori and featuring a range of people sharing stories linked to the images on our coins.”
Alexander Stevens, our Manukura Manager, added: “We really appreciate how people and community organisations nominated the Commission for this prestigious event.
“I particularly would like to acknowledge Scotty Morrison who translated our content into te reo which helped give us a bigger audience reach in the Māori community.”
The videos feature a specific money-themed resource that can be accessed online through the Sorted website. View them at www.sorted.org.nz/Maori.
The award winners can be found here.
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