Polytechnic staff spreading the word


Workers at Otago Polytechnic's Eden Cafe are giving out chocolate fish to people who order in te reo during Maori Language week.

Thirty polytechnic staff are enrolled in the Edubit course "Te Reo Maori in the Workplace''. 

To successfully complete the programme by the end of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, people have to show they can accurately pronounce introductions, greetings and farewells, use basic te reo in workplace correspondence and use Maori relevant to their industry or profession.

Ready to serve are (from left) Aimee McMahon, tumaki whakaako Ron Bull, polytechnic office of...
Ready to serve are (from left) Aimee McMahon, tumaki whakaako Ron Bull, polytechnic office of Maori development member Shaun Tahau, deputy chief executive of Maori development Janine Kapa, Anna Soo and Melissa Taane. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON

 

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