Maori Language Awards Winners Announced

sportive-taza-del-trofeo_318-27337 (1)The winners of the Maori Language Awards 2012 were announced on Friday 16th November at the TECT Arena, Baypark, Tauranga.

Mobile phone giant Vodafone were commended, along with Hika Group, for their part in creating a Maori language iPhone app, which almost 40,000 customers downloaded during Maori Language Week in July.

The Language Awards of course showcase how organisations celebrate Maori Language Week. Dr Cathy Dewes was presented with the Maori Language Individual award for her involvement with a number of te reo initiatives.  Dr Dewes is the principal of the landmark language immersion school Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ruamata at Rotorua, and has been a leader in Maori education for almost forty years.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for your passion and dedication to keeping the language alive in New Zealand. It is important to keep the passion for languages​​, so studying at Language Trainers is always the best option!