Ngāti Tama Language Planning Workshop 2

Ngāti Tama is developing our Māori Language Strategy to ensure the future of Te Reo is healthy and thriving. Contribute to the development of Te Rautaki Reo a Ngāti Tama and register to attend our workshop this Saturday.

The ideal participants are Ngāti Tama whānau aged 13+, who have a passion for Te Reo Māori, and have a keen interest in the development of a Māori Language strategy. All backgrounds and Te Reo Māori experience and proficiency can participate.

We are excited to present to whānau a fabulous programme with some renowned language revitalisation and planning experts, and also a futurist that will help give us an idea of what the future looks like for Te Ao Māori and Te Ao in general.

Workshop Overview

Reflecting on Workshop 1 – Key insights
Dr. Ruakere Hond – Language revitalisation
Dr. Hana O’Regan – Language Planning realities
Josh Hough – Futures that may impact our language planning goals

Te Rā:Saturday 11th September
Te Wā: 
Kei hea: 

Register to attend the workshop

Zoom details will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the workshop or you can find the zoom details on our Ngāti Tama Whānau App. The recording of the wānanga will be available on our Ngāti Tama Whānau App thereafter. 


9:00am Whakatau, Mihi – Purpose of workshop and agenda

9:10am Recap from last workshop

9:45am Break – (10mins)

9:55am Dr. Ruakhere Hond
Māori Language Revitalisation
key principles
language revitalisation examples

10:55am Dr. Hana O’Regan
Language Planning realities
what a successful strategy requires

12:00pm Break (30mins)

12:30pm Intro
Our future

12:35pm Josh Hough
Future’s thinking
The transformation impact of exponential technology
 thinking informing our language planning

1:45pm Next steps

2:00pm Whakakapi
Karakia whakamutunga


Dr. Ruakere Hond

Dr Ruakere Hond is a long-time kaiako (teacher) of the Ataarangi approach of Māori language; a community-based, language immersion learning system developed almost 40 years ago.

He is a proponent of the revitalisation of the local form of Māori language in Taranaki with Te Reo o Taranaki, a community organisation formed in the mid-80’s. Ruakere is a former board member of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) and is currently a board member of Te Mātāwai (the statutory Māori language leadership body), and will talk about language revitalisation in the context of Māori language.

Dr. Hana O’Regan

Dr Hana O’Regan has worked in the areas of language revitalisation, identity and cultural development, te reo Māori and education for over 25 years. Hana is a published author and composer and is recognised internationally for her work in indigenous language acquisition and revitalisation. A graduate of Te Panekiretanga – Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori, Hana is widely respected for her Māori language contribution, skills and advocacy. Hana’s passion for education and community, history and equity has resulted in a career committed to working with organisations, businesses and individuals to support and enhance positive outcomes for learners and whānau.
Since late 2020 Hana has been Tumu Whakarae of CORE Education. Hana has held many positions on national boards, review panels and committees across the areas of education, Māori development, national identity, Treaty rights and policies and health.

Josh Hough

Josh Hough (he/him) is the Professional Learning Services Programme Manager at CORE Education Tātai Aho Rau. He specialises in education futures, human-centred design thinking, systems thinking, transformation strategy and research. Josh operates in the intersections between futures studies, equity design, and learning. He is an encouraging agitator who believes strongly in the power of co-constructing preferred futures and is a relentless advocate for empowering and enabling all individuals; learning, creating, and doing in ways that connect with their unique identities. His core mission is to push the boundaries of possibility, disrupt inequities and broken systems, and work collaboratively to realise equitable, inclusive, resilient futures.

Register to attend the workshop