Northern News : February 11th 2015
NEWS NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 Culture in stories Iwi learning statistics online Hero stories, folk stories, bedtime stories and poems are all part of a diverse festival kicking off in Kaitaia on Saturday. YoiFest is a multilingual storytellers festival, organised by volunteers. Far North storytellers will tell tales from their birth countries, along with musicians who play ethnic music. There are eight languages this year; English, te reo Maori, Bahasa Indonesia, Afrikaans, Croatian, Malayalam, Dutch and German/Bavarian. An English summary is given before the story starts. YoiFest team leader Ineke Post says she started the festival last year to give those raised with other mother tongues the opportunity to speak it in public and share a bit of their culture through stories. ‘‘Through the stories the audience learns about other Bridging cultures: Ninaroriz tells her story in Bahasa Indonesia at the YoiFest storytelling festival last year. cultures, and can enjoy the charm of other languages, which we hear so seldom in our streets,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s a gate to a different culture because if you know a bit about culture you understand them more. ‘‘Most of the rows that hap- pen in the world are because people don’t understand each other.’’ Kaitaia resident Ninaroriz will be sharing a folk story again this year. Originally from Sumatra, Indonesia, she has lived in the Far North for seven years. ‘‘I like to tell everybody about my home country,’’ she says. ‘‘I like representing my country in this little town. ‘‘Most people know Indonesia as just Bali, but Indonesia is such a big country. There’s many tribes and cultures and people don’t know that.’’ YoiFest is at Te Ahu, Kai- taia on February 14 from noon until 5pm. For more information con- tact Ineke on 09 408 0448 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Far North iwi can see how their kids are achieving in education. The iwi education profiles provide a breakdown of how Maori students are performing in the education system, education minister Hekia Parata says. ‘‘For the first time, iwi, hapu and whanau can clearly see how their kids are progressing from early learning to 18 years of age,’’ Parata says. ‘‘They can use the profiles to work with local early learning providers, schools and tertiary institutions to increase the achievement and opportunities of their young people. ‘‘We want every kid to leave school equipped to reach their potential and be confident in their identity, language and culture. Quality information helps us achieve that.’’ Show conveys safety messages The inaugural Doubtless Bay Community Safety Show Day is this Saturday. There will be a full day of entertaining and informative presentations from a large range of our local community services at Taipa Area School, SH10 Taipa from 8am to 2pm. 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