Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment

Updating and creating Māori language used in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors.

Keri Opai, Paeārahi Māori strategic lead for Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui has led an initiative updating and creating Māori language used in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors.

The project is called “Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment”.

There is an appetite for using te reo properly; correctly and with respect. This project has researched and created Māori words and terms that adequately and accurately reflect the best use of Te Reo Māori in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors now and into the future.