Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week

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 The 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. This page highlights te reo Māori resources and links to library events celebrating Māori Language Week.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2021

In 2021, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 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

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2021

Celebrate Māori Language Week your way with free resources from the library.

In the catalogue

Te reo Māori

Te reo Māori at the library

Bilingual signage at Christchurch City Libraries

A list of all te reo Māori signage terms in use throughout our libraries.

Māori library names

All of our libraries have te reo Māori names. The history and stories behind these names, and audio to help with pronunciation.

Te Reo Māori option on māu e tuku (self issue machines)

Sep 09, 2021
Kia ora. For Te Wiki o te reo Māori / Māori Language Week, māu e tuku (self issue machines) will be set to te reo Māori.
te-reo-self-check-kiosk

Issue books in te reo Māori

All our libraries have self checkout machines with a te reo Māori option.

More Te Reo Māori resources

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.

Previous Te Wiki o te Reo Māori celebrations

Flickr gallery of Māori Language Week at Libraries

Photos: Te wiki o te reo Māori in libraries

Photos of Māori Language Week performances, events, and displays at libraries.
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