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Māori language week has been celebrated in Aotearoa since 1975; it’s a nationwide event dedicated to celebrating and promoting the Māori language. The Māori language is a vital part of our cultural identity so we’ve put together a list of ways YOU can celebrate and learn.
Kia kaha te reo Maori – “Let the Māori language be strong”.
Whakarongo // Listen
Download some learning podcasts such as Everyday Māori to sharpen your reo, listen to some te reo Māori playlists or tune into Māori television.
Korero // Speak
Make ‘kia ora’ your greeting to everyone you speak to, start lunch off with a karakia or try ordering your coffee in te reo Māori
Ako // Learn
Practice your pronunciation and learn the Māori alphabet, take some re reo lessons online, set out to learn a word a day or visit Pepeha.nz to learn your individual pepeha
Tākaro // Play
Play online games like Panga (wordle) to sharpen your te reo or download (or make yourself) some flashcards with Māori words and their English counterpart and test your friends and family
Pānui // Read
Read some well-known stories based on Māori myths and legends.
Waiata // Sing
Learn and sing the Maori alphabet, listen so some popular NZ hits which have been translated in te reo and for Tamariki, sing along to Punua Mako (Baby Shark) by Pukana