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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week

Information about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week and events to celebrate the week at Whangarei District Libraries, 9 to 15 September 2019.
Updated: 19/12/2019 11:07 a.m.

Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori 2018.

Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori : Celebrate Māori Language Week

9 - 15 Mahuru 2019 : 9 15 September 2019

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 highlights the opportunity for New Zealanders to 'Give it a go'- to learn and use more Māori phrases in everyday life.

The chosen theme for 2019 is again Kia Kaha te Reo Māori.

‘Kia Kaha’ is well understood in New Zealand English with its meaning of ‘be strong’. We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re saying - ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong'.

maori Language Week 2019 prize photo. Enter our draw to win a kete full of prizes

Two easy ways to enter at any branch of Whangarei District Libraries:

1 Borrow an item from our Māori Collection

Māori collection koru label. All items in our Māori Collection have this koru label.


Print out a checkout slip, write your phone number on the back and put it in the box at the Checkout desk.

2 Greet a librarian at the Checkout desk in Te Reo Māori:

  • Kia ora!  
  • Ata mārie!
  • Ahiahi mārie!
  • Tēnā koe!  

Ask the librarian for an entry form, write your phone number on the back and put it in the entry box on the Checkout desk.

Competition terms and conditions

  • Competition opens on Monday 9 September 2019

  • Open to all ages.

  • No limit to how many entries but only 1 entry per person per day.

Entries close Monday 30 September 2019.

Prize drawn and winner notified on 1 October 2019.




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