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
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.