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Our tamariki and rangatahi are having the climate kōrero – join in!

Posted by Climate Action (Admin) 9 months ago Posted in Blog

E panonitia ana te āhuarangi o Tāmaki Makaurau. Karawhiua e tātou.

I roto i te rerekētanga o te āhuarangi me pēhea te haepapa hei kaitiaki mō Tāmaki Makaurau?

Auckland’s climate is changing, and we need to take action.
In the face of climate change, how can we be responsible kaitiaki for Auckland?

Last week the Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori celebrations gave the opportunity to whakarongo (listen), ako (learn), kōrero (speak) and tuhi (write) about the climate change kaupapa with Aucklanders in Te Reo Māori.  

Our tamariki and rangatahi got involved and told us about the climate change tohu (signs) that they have seen from Wellsford in the north, to beyond Auckland into the Waikato in the south. They also shared that they are worried for the future if we don’t take action today.

At Auckland’s Hīkoia te Kōrero in the city centre last Thursday, our tamariki and rangatahi set the example by pledging to take their own actions today to be responsible kaitiaki (stewards) for the future of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Tamariki sharing their ideas at Auckland’s Hīkoia te Kōrero (Credit: Julie Chandelier)

Tamariki sharing their ideas at Auckland’s Hīkoia te Kōrero (Photo credit: Julie Chandelier)

We need your help to keep this climate kōrero going beyond Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

To do this, we’ve launched a new challenge using Te Reo on the Ideas Hub here at climateakl.co.nz. We’re asking for your ideas about how we can be responsible kaitiaki for Auckland with the question:

I roto i te rerekētanga o te āhuarangi me pēhea te haepapa hei kaitiaki mō Tāmaki Makaurau?

With the higher temperatures, increased drought, more intense rainfall events and sea level rise that are all expected over the next 100 years, let’s have the kōrero (talk) about the future Tāmaki Makaurau that we want to provide for our mokopuna (grandchildren). What can we do now?

It’s a big question. But let’s not shy away from talking about how our actions today could create benefits for our future generations. The Māori values and principles of kaitaikitanga will play an important part in Auckland’s response to climate change so share with us what you think as Aucklanders. Also, think about using the word's 'kaitiaki' and 'kaitaikitanga' next time you kōrero about climate change.

Share your ideas here and join our tamariki and rangatahi in this climate kōrero.
We’d love to hear from far and wide across Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Climate Action Plan team

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