Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

9/09/2019 12:00 a.m.

​​​​​​​Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week runs from Monday 9 to Friday 13 September this year.


The Māo​ri language, along with English and NZ Sign language is an official language of New Zealand.

What can we all do?

Whakatauhia te reo Māori ki te wāhi mahi me te hapori
Whakahau i ētahi atu ki te kōrero, ki te ako hoki i te reo Māori; whakauruamai hoki te reo Māori ki tōu ao
Kia tika tonu te whakahua i te kupu Māori i ngā wā e kōrero Pākehā ana
Ahakoa iti, akona, kōrerohia
Kia nui ake te ako ka kōrero ai
Whāia te ara poutama o te reo ka tohatoha ai.
Everyone can contribute to te reo Māori revitalisation:

Make te reo welcome at work and in the community
Encourage others to use and learn te reo Māori; welcome Māori language into your life
Pronounce Māori words correctly when speaking English
Learn a little, use a little
Learn more, and use what you know
Keep improving your language, and share what you know​
(www.tewikiotereomaori.co.nz)


What is happening at the Library this week?


​Monday 9 September
10.30 - 11.30
​He Aka Pikirangi​'He Aka Pikirangi' is the name for the pre-school library sessions that are conducted solely in te reo Māori.
Gold coin koha appreciated, no bookings required.
​Monday 9 September
12 - 1pm
​Kapu Tī Korero​A community-led, informal session to practise speaking te reo Māori in an informal setting.  Free, no bookings required.  
​Tuesday 10 &
Thursday 12 September
10.30 - 11.30am
​He Pī Ka Rere​A special Te Wiki o Te Reo session for under 5's.
Gold coin koha appreciated, no bookings required.
​Wednesday 11 September
10.30 - 11am
He Pīpī Paopao​​A special Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori session for under 2's.
Gold coin koha, no bookings required.
​Thursday 12 September
12.15 - 1pm​
​Waiata Mai RotoruaA community sing-along of Māori songs.  Everyone welcome.
Free, no bookings required.​



Come and see our display and a selection of free resources.


We have a good selection of books to help those wanting to learn te reo Māori.  Check out the collection on the first floor.  We hold reference copies of some of the more popular titles so ask about these if you cant find what you are looking for.  
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Page reviewed: 09 Sep 2019 9:17am