Te Kōtare By Dion Howard

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About Te Kōtare

Project 2017-12-22 10:26:14 +1300

Help us make Jenny's dream fly.

Te Kōtare is the dream of Jenny Shearer, who passed away before it was completed. She was an early childhood teacher, who had a passion for teaching her tamariki Te Reo Māori She composed 10 songs in Te Reo Māori, in the hope that they would become a tool for teachers to teach Maori concepts and language. After Jenny died, her family and friends have been working hard to make this dream come true. We are excited to now have professionally recorded songs and wonderfully designed teaching resources, including online animated videos. And now, we want to really set them free, and produce and distribute 500 of these for Early Childhood Education centres and primary schools throughout the Wellington region and beyond.


The project so far has only occurred thanks to the generous support of Matiu Te Huki (cultural liasion, music support), Lee Prebble, (studio recording) Jenny's whanau - Ann and Larry Purchas, Grant, Jenny's husband, and their boys, Malachi, Jamaya and  Neo. And an awesome team of design students from Massey University;  Alesha Garton, Kelsey Gee, Libby White, Olivia Mellor-Killalea, Ellie Jackson, Frank Lewis, Georgia McNeil, Katie McKenzie, Alya Corner, Dion Fowler, Brittany Rusbatch, Karlos Tui, Christie Penn, Joe Aziz


The People Behind Te Kōtare

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    Victoria Te Kawa
    2018-01-30 09:13:37 +1300

    Victoria Te Kawa has pledged on 2 campaigns

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    Genaya Naisbitt
    2018-01-29 22:35:17 +1300

    Genaya Naisbitt has pledged on 1 campaign

    “Honoured to support this beautiful piece of work, the Naisbitt family ❤️”

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    Rachel Solomon
    2018-01-29 18:43:27 +1300

    Rachel Solomon has pledged on 2 campaigns

    We will love putting these resources to very good use with our Tamariki. Vicky Te Kawa and Rachel Solomon

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    Lisa Shearer
    2018-01-29 18:00:23 +1300

    Lisa Shearer has pledged on 2 campaigns

    Kelsey Gee
    2018-01-29 16:22:52 +1300

    Kelsey Gee has pledged on 2 campaigns

    “Thank you Jenny for gifting our world with this beautiful dream. Lets go team! ”

    Alesha Garton
    2018-01-29 16:20:34 +1300

    Alesha Garton has pledged on 2 campaigns

    “All the best :)”

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    Catherine Cattanach
    2018-01-29 11:35:40 +1300

    Catherine Cattanach has pledged on 7 campaigns

    Frank Wilson McColl
    2018-01-29 10:42:47 +1300

    Frank Wilson McColl has pledged on 1 campaign

    “So pleased that Jenny's dream is happening!”

    Helen Duignan
    2018-01-29 09:20:52 +1300

    Helen Duignan has pledged on 2 campaigns

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    Emily Benefield
    2018-01-29 07:51:03 +1300

    Emily Benefield has pledged on 3 campaigns

    “I have made this pledge for Jenny and because I think her resource is kick ass. Also love the Don Brash comment!”

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    Shirlene Badger
    2018-01-29 02:20:46 +1300

    Shirlene Badger has pledged on 1 campaign

    “With love and admiration x”

    Ashleigh Bolton
    2018-01-29 00:10:13 +1300

    Ashleigh Bolton has pledged on 3 campaigns

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