Information about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week and events to celebrate the week at Whangarei Libraries, 10 to 16 September 2018.
21/05/2018 5:02 p.m.
Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori : Celebrate Māori Language Week
10 -16 September 2018 : 10 - 16 o Mahuru 2018
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.
Kia Kaha te Reo Māori is the theme for 2018 following on from the success of this year’s theme ‘Kia Ora te Reo Māori’. ‘Kia Kaha’ is well known in New Zealand English with its correct Māori 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'.
“Strength for an endangered language comes from its status, people being aware of how to support revitalisation, people acquiring and using it and from the language having the right words and terms to be used well for any purpose."