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 wiki o te reo Māori

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 2017

In 2017, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori runs from 11 to 17 Mahuru (11 to 17 September). The theme is:

Kia ora te reo Māori - Let the Māori language live

In celebration of Te Wiki o te reo Māori / Māori Language Week we will be publishing a blog post each day incorporating te reo Māori or highlighting te reo Māori resources. Our post Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2017 lists events and resources.

Christchurch City Libraries - Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi will be celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with Wā Kōrero/Storytimes throughout the week with te reo Māori songs and stories. There will also be a couple of storytimes sessions extra to our usual schedule delivered by a bilingual presenter at Linwood and Aranui. See our events calendar for a session near you.

Our Te Reo resources

Te Reo Māori resources
Dictionaries, grammar books and courses to help you learn Te Reo Māori.
Resources in Te Reo Māori
Bilingual and Te Reo Māori resources in our libraries and online.
Cover of Te anuhe tino hiakaiTe Ao Maori for tamariki
Māori resources for tamariki to get crafty, read and learn Te Reo Māori, and explore.
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.

More 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.

Matariki

Colouring in [39KB PNG, 354KB PDF]

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