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.

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 2018

In 2018, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori runs from 10 to 16 Mahuru (10 to 16 September).

Events at Christchurch City Libraries during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori include bilingual and te reo themed storytime sessions, Wharewhare with the whānau, kapa haka performances from local school groups, and two special Court Theatre in the Shelves performances.

Find all Te Wiki o te Reo Māori events in our online calendar.

The theme for this year is:

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori - Let's make the Māori language strong

 

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.

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