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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018: Mīharo kē!

Māori Language Week 2018 has been astonishing! 

New Zealanders from all cultures stepped out, literally, in hīkoi whakanui – parades – around the country to celebrate our nation’s language – te reo o tō tātou whenua – and our shared Aotearoatanga – national pride.

We said ‘ahakoa iti, ākona, kōrerotia – learn a little and use a little’. Koia anō. And that’s just what happened.

In the year ahead – ā te tau e tū mai nei - we can together further revitalise the Māori language - mā tātou katoa te reo Māori e whakarauora

  • Whakatauhia te reo Māori ki te wāhi mahi me te hapori

Make te reo welcome at work and in the community

  • Whakahautia ētahi atu ki te kōrero, ki te ako hoki i te reo Māori; whakaurua mai hoki te reo Māori ki tōu ao

Encourage others to use and learn te reo Māori; welcome Māori language into your life

  • Kia tika tonu te whakahua i te kupu Māori i ngā wā e kōrero Pākehā ana

Pronounce Māori words correctly when speaking English

  • Kia nui ake te ako ka kōrero ai

Learn more, and use what you know

  • Ahakoa e ako ana koe, kāhore rānei, e āhei ana tātou katoa ki te tautoko i te whakarauora i te reo Māori

Everyone, whether learning or not, can contribute to te reo Māori revitalisation:

  • Whāia te ara poutama o te reo ka tohatoha haere ai.

Keep improving your language, and share what you know

Nō reira  ka nui aku mihi ki a koutou katoa e hāpai ana i tēnei taonga, te reo taketake o Aotearoa.

Congratulations everyone who upholds this treasured possession, our indigenous language and its place in New Zealand.

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