ĀKAU Communities! | Te Reo Māori on the Streets

2020 - Ongoing

    KAUPAPA

    Typographic artworks to create a live learning experience and promote the use of Te Reo Māori in Kaikohe.

    Local taitamariki from Kaikohe said that they want to see “Te Reo Māori Everywhere!” and that they want their town to be bright and colourful – so ĀKAU took up the challenge! Te Reo Māori on the Streets is a point of difference and a source of pride. This kaupapa has taken the form of typographic artworks from small scale and signage through to large super graphics to create a live learning experience and promote the use of Te Reo Māori in Kaikohe.

    In 2020 Phase 01, ĀKAU developed the designs for the first 4 installations with a rōpu of taitamariki from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. EQ8 Accounting has been the first building to begin the transformation with newly painted graphics showcasing the taitamariki’s designs and Te Reo o Ngāpuhi.

    In 2021 Phase 02, we are extending this Kaupapa by taking on another 6 buildings and working with 3 more schools and even more taitamariki in Kaikohe to bring this to life.

    Ka rawe. He kupu kōrero, he mahi toi hoki a ngā tamariki ki ngā wahi katoa, Tīhei Te Pū O Te Wheke!

    Kaikohe Community Member