Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2014

 

21 Hōngongoi – 27 Hōngongoi 2014
21 July – 27 July 2014

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Each year The Māori Language Commission sets a theme, and in 2014 it is “Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week.

Our Te Reo resources

Te Reo Māori resources
A list of resources in our libraries and online for learning Te Reo Māori.
Te Reo Māori courses
Search CINCH for community courses in the greater Christchurch area.
A Beginner’s Kete
Learn the basics of the Māori language. A printable version is available for download.

Ko te reo, te hā te mauri o te Māoritanga – Language is the very life-breath of being Māori

Choosing to make te reo Māori more visible in our libraries was a simple decision to make. Te reo Māori is a taonga that gives our country its distinct and unique cultural identity. Aotearoa (New Zealand) is the only place in the world where Māori is spoken widely, and this is why it deserves our protection and nourishment. For Māori to thrive as a language of everyday use, we must encourage its use in our homes and communities as much as possible.

At Christchurch City Libraries / Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi we have been supporting the kaupapa of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori over the past years in many ways. We have endeavoured to promote the week as a time for learning and using te reo Māori.

Te reo Māori resources

Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
The homepage of Māori Language Week.
Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
A history of Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori from nzhistory.net.nz.
100 Māori words every New Zealander should know
This useful resource includes sound files of the words being read out from nzhistory.net.nz.
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