Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competitions 2023

Ngā Manu Kōrero is regarded as the most significant event on the Māori education calendar for nurturing the oratory skills and providing the stage for young people to express their views and to lay down their challenges to an admiring and critical audience of peers, parents, whānau and judges.

The speech contests are intended to encourage the development of skills and confidence of Māori students in spoken English and te reo Māori. All secondary schools are invited to participate in this wonderful event, noting that the Māori section is open to all students as part of a strategy to support everyone to learn and to speak in te reo Māori.

In this 58th year of the competitions, after two years of having the national competition online, we are excited to be able to return to a live competition in Ōtepoti Dunedin, from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 September 2023.

We will be retaining the livestreaming of the nationals so the competition can be watched worldwide. Every opportunity will be given for our rangatahi to shine in their performances.

For more information, please see the Ngā Manu Kōrero event page.

Last modified on Thursday, 3 August 2023 09:34