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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
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2018-03-30 09:29:38 +1300
"Thank you for your beautiful gifts Jenny. "
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"What a worthwhile cause and great you’ve already achieved the target! Would be wonderful if Island Bay school could use this resource."
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"Would love to nominate Kelson School. Woohoo!"
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"Wonderful Project, I would like resource packages to go to Scots College Primary and Marsden Primary Schools please."
2018-03-29 12:06:05 +1300
"Fingers crossed we can make this project fly and Jenny's spirit will live on through beautiful waiata...."
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2018-03-28 23:21:25 +1300
"Great idea, let's hope you can get there!"
2018-03-28 17:46:45 +1300
"Jenny would be proud!"
2018-03-28 16:59:53 +1300
"Hi Grant and whanau. This pledge is on behalf of Urban Vision. We are glad to be able to support such a great project."
2018-03-28 16:36:04 +1300
"Beautiful resources for the tamariki of Aotearoa!"
2018-03-28 15:36:13 +1300
"This is such a beautiful way to honour such a generous gift of not only the language Te Reo, but Jenny's dream. "
2018-03-28 11:40:47 +1300
"Pleasure to support such a great project!"
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"What a wonderful legacy Jenny has left. It is a privilege to support this precious project. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou te whanau a Jenny."
2018-03-27 20:37:17 +1300
"Awesome tribute. Privileged to be a part of it."
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2018-03-26 22:53:17 +1300
"What a fantastic legacy."
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"Jenny your vision and commitment are a true inspiration to me. I hold you close to my heart every moment of every day. I am proud of you x"
2018-03-26 21:53:19 +1300
"So looking forward to hearing your songs and sharing them with our primary school Kapa haka all comers group. "
2018-03-26 21:51:51 +1300
"For Jenny, her family and our tamariki, with love the Whitehouse family (Little Earth)"