I tēnei wiki, he kaupapa mīharo kei te haere i te hōtaka o Shortland Street. Koinei te wā tuatahi i roto i ngā tau 31 ka rerekē te waiata whakataki.
I Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, ka tukua e Shortland Street tētahi waiata whakataki hou e kīia nei ko “Waiho i te Toipoto”. He waiata e pā ana ki te whakapiripiri i te tangata me te whakakotahitanga, kia pērā i ngā hoa me ngā whānau.
I tautoko a Te Māngai Pāho i te whakaputanga o tēnei waiata, arā, he rōpū e hāpai ana i ngā kaupapa reo Māori. Nā Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper te waiata i tito, ā, nā Seth Haapu rāua ko Marei, tētahi manu tīoriori hou, i waiata.
He ringa toi a Seth Haapu e kaha ana ki te tito waiata mā ētahi kaiwaiata rongonui. Ka rekareka ki a ia tā Shortland Street whakamānawa i te reo Māori.
Hei tā te tumu whakaputa o Shortland Street, hei tā Oliver Driver, he rawe te whakanui i te reo Māori. Ehara i te mea e panoni noa ana rātou i te waiata whakataki, engari kē ia ka kōrerohia te reo i te hōtaka nei hei āwhina i te katoa ki te ako i te reo. Ko tā te kaiwhakatau manuhiri, ko tā Monique, ka wero ia i ngā kaimahi mā te kōrero i ngā kupu Māori kia whakaharatau ai te katoa.
Nō reira, kia areare mai ngā taringa ki te waiata hou ka pāhotia ki Shortland Street i te wiki nei! Ka mau tōna wehi!
This week, something super cool is happening on Shortland Street! For the first time in its 31-year history, the theme song will be different.
During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Shortland Street will use a new theme song called “Waiho i te Toipoto” or “Let’s Stay Together” in English. It’s all about bringing people closer and staying united, just like friends and family do.
This song is made with the help of Te Māngai Pāho, a group that supports projects in te reo. The song is created by Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper and sung by Seth Haapu and upcoming singer, Marei.
Seth Haapu is a music pro who’s made songs for lots of famous artists. He loves that Shortland Street is celebrating te reo Māori.
Shortland Street’s producer, Oliver Driver, thinks it’s fantastic to celebrate te reo Māori. They’re not only changing the theme song but also using te reo Māori in the show to help everyone learn more. Monique, who works at the front desk, is going to challenge the staff with Māori words to help everyone practice.
So, listen out for the new song on Shortland Street, this week! It’s going to be awesome!