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.
There is lots happening so go to http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/events-and-promotions/maori-language-week/ to find out more information.
One initiative is to help google maps pronounce our place names correctly.
To be part of this go to https://www.sayittika.co.nz/ and help people to “say it tika’.
Watch the video with Temuera Morrison as he explains what ‘say it tika’ is all about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B45ODUZ63-4&feature=share
Challenge yourself to speak te reo Maaori for a day, a week or the whole month of September.
Go to https://www.twoa.ac.nz/campaigns/MahuruMaori2017 to look at further information about Mahuru Maaori 2017.