Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2023
In 2023, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is on from 11-17 o Hepetema (11-17 September).
Bilingual Story Cards
Ignite imagination and improve literacy with our bilingual story cards for tamariki.
Each card in the pack has an image and the word in te reo Māori and English. What a great way to learn and practise your te Reo! Players use their cards to create a story together.
Play alone or with a group of any size. Work together to support players who feel less confident. There’s no winner, and there’s no right or wrong!
This game celebrates creativity and improvisation – all ideas are welcome. Find out more.
Story cards are available at libraries for $19.
About Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week has been celebrated in New Zealand since 1975. It acknowledges and celebrates the Māori language as a unique cultural treasure for all New Zealanders.
Te reo Māori has its origins in East Polynesia. The language is closely related to Tahitian and Cook Islands Māori and to a lesser degree to Hawaiian and Marquesan. In recent years, the use of te reo Māori has become more prevalent and people are working hard to ensure the language is rejuvenated and preserved for future generations.
Each year Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) sets a theme for the week, and a range of activities, promotions, and events encouraging the use of te reo Māori take place around the country.
In the catalogue
Te reo Māori
Issue books in te reo Māori
All our libraries have self checkout machines with a te reo Māori option.