Te Ra mo te Reo Maori – 14 o Mahuru

He tohu maumahara te Ra mo te Reo Maori ki nga mahi o te tau 1972, i taua ra tonu ka tukuna atu tetahi petihana ki te Paremata. He mea inoi atu te petihana nei kia kawea etahi akoranga reo Maori, akoranga Maoritanga hoki i roto i nga kura o Aotearoa.

Na taua petihana te huarahi i para, a tona wa, kia maranga ake ai ko Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, kia tuturu hoki te tu o te reo Maori hei reo a-ture mo Aotearoa.

Kaore i roa ka whanui haere te Ra mo te Reo Maori, a, i te tau 1975 ka huri hei Wiki mo te Reo Maori. I muri tonu mai ka neke te Wiki o te Reo Maori ki te marama o Pipiri, kia rite ki nga mahi o te tau a-kura.

He ra nui te Ra o te Reo Maori, he ra e akiaki ana i te marea ki te korero, ki te whakatairanga hoki i te reo Maori.

Ia tau, ka tu ko nga Tohu mo te Wiki o te Reo Maori i taua ra tonu. He kaupapa whakanui, he kaupapa whakahau hoki i te katoa ki te whakapau i o ratou kaha ki te korero i te reo.

Kua watea nga hunga papaho, nga pakihi, nga tari kawanatanga, nga ropu hapori, nga kura me nga whare pukapuka ki te uru mai ki enei tohu. Me whakaatu ratou i o ratou kaupapa whakatairanga i te reo Maori i te Wiki o te Reo Maori.

Ko wai ma nga ropu kua whakawhaititia mo nga kaitohu o tenei tau.

Ki te rapu korero atu ano koe mo te reo Maori i nga tau ki muri me te ahua o te reo Maori, tena panuitia nga korero mo nga tau ki muri mo te reo Maori.

Maori Language Day – September 14

Maori Language Day marks the date in 1972 when a petition calling for courses in Maori language and culture to be offered in New Zealand schools was presented at Parliament. That petition was an important step in the eventual foundation of the Maori Language Commission and to the recognition of Maori as an official language of New Zealand. The day grew to a week in 1975 with the inception of Maori Language Week. Later, celebrations of that week were moved from September to July in order to fit in better with the school year.

Maori Language Day has become an opportunity for people to encourage others to use reo Maori and to promote it. The Maori Language Week Awards which are held annually on this day, celebrate and encourage all those who get out there and give reo Maori a go.

The media, businesses, government and community organisations, schools and libraries are able to enter the awards by showing how they supported reo Maori during Maori Language Week.

Find out about this year’s awards finalists.

For more information about the history and use of reo Maori read about the History of the Maori Language.