This year Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) will run from 13 ki 19 Mahuru (13 to 19 September).
The theme is:
Kia Kaha te Reo Māori - Let's make the Māori language strong
Join in with Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi (Christchurch City Libraries) and our efforts to strengthen te reo Māori.
Due to restrictions in Alert level 2 we won't be running any events in libraries during te wiki, however we do have plenty of resources and information to help you expand your reo during Māori language week, or any time!
Keep well with whakataukī
During Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), Monday to Saturday, we'll have posts on whakataukī (proverbs) and ideas around keeping well. Be sure to check back each day for your daily dose of te reo and te ao Māori wisdom!
- Monday - Ngā whainga - Get active
- Tuesday - Ngā whainga - Be kind
- Wednesday - Ngā whainga - Get talking
- Thursday - Ngā whainga - Get grounded
- Friday - Ngā whainga - Overcome fears
- Saturday - Ngā whainga - Stand together
Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori – Māori Language Moment
Be one in a million by joining Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori – a Māori language moment that aims to bring together 1 million New Zealanders ‘speaking, singing and celebrating te reo at the same time’. You can sign up online with your workplace, school or group, send in photos, videos, and ideas of the ways in which you plan to celebrate te reo.
Te Wā Ruku Reo Māori is happening at 12pm on Tuesday 14 September – not a moment to miss!
Take our Te Reo Māori quiz
Want to test your reo? Our quick online quiz will test your knowledge of Māori kupu (words). Do you have what it takes to get an A? Our quiz is a perfect Māori Language Moment activity too.
Download fun te reo activities for kids
Print these at home for some kupu (word) fun for kids.
Te Papa Tongarewa also have a Te reo Māori pukapuka mahi (Māori language activity book) to download suitable for kids 5-10 years.
Find Te Reo Māori resources at the library
There are many resources available for anyone wanting to strengthen their te reo Māori knowledge, for both adults and children.
For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2021, we have put together a list of eResources that you can access from the comfort of your own home! A mix of eBooks, apps, podcasts and other great websites or resources to encourage you to explore Te Reo Māori. For items you can physically hold in your hands, have a look at our lists from previous years!
Want more? View Full List or listen to some waiata Māori (Māori songs) in our streaming music collection.
- Te Reo Māori resources A guide to resources in our libraries for learning Te Reo Māori.
- Te Reo Māori reading for adults A mix of fiction and non-fiction
- Te Reo Māori resources for kids
- Reorua (bilingual) titles (children's and adults)
- Māori songs for children
- Non-fiction in Te Reo Māori for children
- Children’s books in Te Reo Māori
- Books on vocabulary for children
We've also made lists of modern classic picture books in Te Reo Māori and Māori stories for older children.
Some other places you might like to try include:
- Te Reo Māori courses Search CINCH for community courses in the greater Christchurch area.
- Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) resources Flash cards, posters and more
- 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know This useful resource includes sound files of the words being read out from net.nz.
- Video clips and language learning resources from Ngai Tahu's Generation Reo.
- Māori words and phrases from Māori Language.Net, includes commands, phrases to use with children, months of the year, greetings and more.
- More posts about Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Practise Te Reo Māori at the Library
Our māu e tuku (self issue) machines will display in te reo Māori as their default option for Te wiki o te reo Māori. Ask our friendly staff if you need them to āwhina (help) you.