Nga Manu Korero Otago Murihiku Sppech Contest

PEI TE HURINUI JONES (Senior Mäori Contest) This contest commemorates the late Dr Pei Te Hurinui Jones, a distinguished Waikato elder and scholar who died in 1976. Dr Jones was a well known orator and prolific writer who played an important part in the revision of the Williams Dictionary, and in fostering the Mäori language in many other ways. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature by Waikato University for his contribution to literature. The objectives of the contest are to give greater impetus and status to the teaching of Mäori in secondary schools and to encourage pupils to express themselves effectively in spoken Mäori. This contest is not intended as an exercise for pupils to demonstrate their expertise in whaikörero as such, but one in which all contestants, both male and female are given the opportunity to compete on equal terms to show their ability in using the Mäori language. The contest is in 2 parts – a prepared speech in Mäori of up to12 minutes in length plus an impromptu speech in Mäori of up to 3 minutes in length, with a 5 minute period of preparation time. KORIMAKO (Senior English Contest) The Korimako Contest was sponsored originally by a former Governor-General, Sir Bernard Fergusson, Lord Ballantrae, whose express aim was to encourage among Mäori pupils a greater command and fluency in the use of spoken English. The contest is aimed at encouraging the development of English language skills and to this end the speech must be delivered in standard English, however, a brief salutation in Mäori is permissible. Quotations are to be regarded as part of the speech. The contest is in 2 parts - a prepared speech in English of up to 6 minutes in length plus an impromptu speech in English of up to 3 minutes in length, with a 5 minute period of preparation time. TE RÄWHITI IHAKA (Junior Mäori Contest) This contest commemorates the late Räwhiti Ihaka and the reputation he earned for his skills in oratory, both in Mäori and in English. The trophy was presented by senior pupils of St Stephens School led by their Headmaster, the late Scottie McPherson, as a tribute to a beloved teacher and mentor. The trophy acknowledged his skills in teaching mathematics and science, being one of the first Mäori graduates in this field. The objectives of the contest are to give greater impetus and status to the teaching of Mäori in secondary schools and to encourage pupils to express themselves effectively in spoken Mäori. This contest is not intended as an exercise for pupils to demonstrate their expertise in whaikörero as such, but one in which all contestants, both male and female are given the opportunity to compete on equal terms to show their ability in using the Mäori language. The contest is in 1 part – a prepared speech in Mäori of up to 12 minutes in length and has the same conditions as the Pei Te Hurinui Jones Senior Mäori Contest, except there is no impromptu section. SIR TURI CARROLL (Junior English Contest) This contest commemorates the late Sir Turi Carroll, revered Kahungunu leader who stood firmly in both worlds. For many years he was Chairman of the Wairoa County Council. His last sphere of influence was as inaugural Chairman of the New Zealand Mäori Council, a position he filled with distinction, and one of great benefit to Maoridom. The trophy was presented by Ngäti Kahungunu ki Wairoa in 1980. The contest is aimed at encouraging the development of English language skills and to this end the speech must be delivered in standard English, however, a brief salutation in Mäori is permissible. Quotations are to be regarded as part of the speech. No cue cards, or hand held paper or written aids are to be used. If used, there will be a penalty of 10 marks deducted. The contest is in 1 part – a prepared speech in English of up to 6 minutes in length. There is no impromptu section.

When
Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2009
Start Time: 
9:00AM
Where
Where: 
Logan Park High School Dunedin
Contact
Contact Details: 

Regional Co-ordinator Joe Hunter
Host Clara Wharerau, Logan Park HOD Maori