kia ora te reo maori Te wiki o te reo maori 11 - 17 september

The theme Kia ora te reo Māori was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting, and also as the words ‘Kia Ora’ are an exact description of the intent of the new partnerships for te reo Māori revitalisation between the Crown and Māori under the new Māori Language Act 2016.

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 maori langauge parade

Māori Language Parade

11 Mahuru

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission is organising an exciting event on Monday 11 September in Wellington City.

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 maori langauge parades over New Zealand

Māori Language Parades around New Zealand

11 Mahuru

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood are hosting hīkoi throughout the country.

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 Opening of an online exhibition

Te Pūtaketanga o Ngā Taonga Kōrero

11 Mahuru - 5.30pm

Te Pūtaketanga o Ngā Taonga Kōrero is the first of four online exhibitions to showcase our Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection – the archive of Radio New Zealand’s Māori radio programmes. 

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 Ka tangi a wharauroa

Ka tangi a Wharauroa - Spring Seminars

12 Mahuru - 6.00pm

Te Reo Māori panel discussion on what it means to kōrero as a non-Māori.

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Otago Polyfest 2017

12 - 15 Mahuru

An annual, multi-day festival presenting cultural items performed by children and young people from early childhood education services, primary and secondary school

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Te Atakura o te Reo Māori

13 - 14 Mahuru

Te Atakura o te reo Māori: Celebrating forty-five years of the Māori Language Petition is a two-day symposium celebrating 45 years since the Māori language petition.

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Kiriata Reo Māori

14 Mahuru - 6.00pm

Māori language films, music and kōrero.

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Matariki Dawn

14-16 Mahuru - 6.00pm

A Stardome production that looks at the cultural and astonomical aspects of Matariki.

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Modern Māori Quartet

15 Mahuru

The Modern Māori Quartet are releasing their debut album 'That's Us!'

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Waiata Awards

15 Mahuru

The Waiata Māori Music Awards recognises and acknowledges the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Māori music.

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Children's workshop

16 Mahuru - 10.30am

Learn about Māori Atua and decorate your own mask to take home.

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Maori television

Māori Television

11 - 17 Mahuru

View Māori Television's extensive program for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

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Moana Reo Māori

11-17 Mahuru

Moana Reo Māori screenings during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

11 - 17 Mahuru

Join us for film screenings in the Len Lye Centre Cinema and waiata and Te Reo lessons in the gallery

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Mahuru Māori


Mahuru Māori is a reo challenge to speak Māori for the month of September.

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