Maori Language Week
The Māori Language Commission has marked Waitangi Day by formally announcing the dates and theme for this year’s Māori Language Week: 14-20 September 2020. September 14 marks the day in 1972 when the petition for te reo Māori was presented to parliament.
“The Treaty was first written in te reo Māori, first debated in te reo Māori and first explained in te reo Māori. The Waitangi Tribunal paved the way for the first and later Māori language laws establishing a partnership between the Crown and hapū and iwi for the revitalisation of te reo Māori,” said commission chief executive, Ngahiwi Apanui.
“Waitangi Day is a great day for all to plan celebrations of New Zealand’s language: te reo Māori. The theme remains: Kia Kaha te Reo Māori!”
– Scoop Media
Ideas for Workplaces:
To recognise this event…
- See the launch of this year’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori by Her Exellency Dame Patsy Reddy.
- Find someone to teach you or your group basic pronunciation
- See what you know of 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know – and learn the others.
- Browse more great ideas here! – tewikiotereomaori.co.nz
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