In celebration of Maori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori), The Trusts monthly community magazine Our West will be published in both te Reo Māori and English for the first time.
Our West distributes more than 90,000 copies throughout West Auckland every two months which will be beneficial for the aim of inspiring more interest towards te Reo.
Along with providing millions of dollars in financial support, The Trusts also assists with shining a light on local charities and organisations such as Tipu E Rea Whānau Services, a local group that works with Māori Women’s Welfare League and helps support young mothers.
The Trusts CEO, Allan Pollard, says the organisation wanted to do something tangible to help the multiple community groups that work endlessly to support Māori throughout the region.
“We have been looking for a creative way to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and felt the bilingual publication of the title would be one of the most effective ways to acknowledge the importance of this national language.”