Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

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Māori Language Week

12-18 Mahuru | 12-18 September 2022

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week is an annual celebration of Te Reo Māori promoted by the Māori Language Commission working with the Human Rights Commission and Te Puni Kokiri.

The week, usually held in September, highlights the opportunity for New Zealanders to 'give it a go'- to learn and use more Māori phrases in everyday life.

Petihana Reo Māori 50th Anniversary

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition (Te Petihana) which was presented to Parliament on 14 September 1972. With over 30,000 signatures, it kick-started major shifts in the revival of te reo Māori as a living language in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since then, Te Petihana has and continues to inspire the Maōri language movement.

Find more information at Reo Māori

Celebrate Te wiki o te reo at the library

Introduction to flax weaving workshops 2022

Te wiki o te reo Māori was celebrated in style with a weaving class hosted by Moana, our Māori Services Librarian.

We learned how to weave whenu into taonga: komōre (bracelets) and rōhi (roses).

Ka pai to our attendees!

Picture of people taking part in an Introduction to Flax Weaving Workshop during Te Wiki of Te Reo Māori, September 2022.