Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014
Celebrate Māori Language Week 2014

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014

 
The theme is ‘Te Kupu o te Wiki', The Word of the Week’
Date: 21-27 July 2014 

He kaupapa hou mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Hei whakanui i Te Rā o te Reo Māori 2013, tēnei Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori te whakapuaki nei ki te ao te tāhuhu mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014: 

Ko ‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’.

I raro i tēnei tāhuhu matua mō te wiki, ka whakanuia tētahi kupu Māori hou i ia wiki o te tau, mō ngā wiki rima tekau. E ākina ana ngā kura katoa, ngā hapori katoa, ngā whakahaere hoki kia whakamahi, kia kawe hoki rātou i taua kupu me ngā ākonga, ngā kaimahi anō hoki. 

Ko tā ’Te Kupu o te Wiki’ he āwhina i a Ngāti Niu Tīreni ki te whakapiki i ā rātou pātaka kupu Māori. Mā roto i tēnei kōkiri Te Kupu o te Wiki ka ako te hunga aroha ki te reo Māori i ētahi kupu Māori hei whakamahi mā rātou i ngā kōrerorero o ia rā. 

"Ko tēnei mea te puna kupu tētahi wāhi nui o te reo o te tangata. I te tau 2014 ka tāpiri mātou i ētahi kupu Māori ki te puna kupu o te motu, me te whakauru mai i ētahi kupu hou, kupu whakaoho i te wairua hei whakamahi mā tātou,” te kī a Glenis Philip-Barbara, Te Tumuaki o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Ka mahi ngātahi Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me te huhua o ngā iwi, ngā whānau, te kāwanatanga, ngā whakahaere mātauranga, te rāngai pakihi, me ētahi atu momo whakahaere. Ka matapaki mātou me pēhea te whakawhānui, te whakapakari hoki i te reo i aua rāngai:

- I te rāngai pakihi, tērā pea ka whakamahia te reo i roto i ngā pānui me ngā whakatairanga. 

- I ngā pitopito kōrero, ka rangona pea ngā kupu Māori o ia rā i ngā pitopito kōrero reo Pākehā.

“Hei Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014, ka whai wāhi ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa ki te whakawhānui i tō rātou puna kupu reo Māori, me te tautoko mai a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori me ō mātou kaitautoko, e ai ki a Glenis Philip-Barbara.”

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014:

Rāhina 21 – Rātapu 27 Hōngongoi

Wāhanga 3, wiki 1


Kimihia ētahi atu kōrero mō Te Rā o te Reo Māori:

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/maori-language-petition-1972

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/urban-maori/3/4

Mō ētahi atu kōrero:

Gareth Seymour, info@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz , 04 471 6725

New theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

To mark Māori Language Day 2013, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori announces the theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014: 

‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’, which translates as

The Word of the Week.”


Under this theme, a new Māori word will be highlighted each week for fifty weeks. All schools, communities and organisations are encouraged to introduce and adopt that word with students, staff etc.

’Te Kupu o te Wiki’ will help New Zealanders to build their Māori vocabulary. Through Te Kupu o te Wiki, Māori language lovers can learn Māori words to use in everyday conversation. 

“Vocabulary is a building block of language. In 2014 we’ll be adding Māori words to the national vocabulary, introducing new and interesting words that we can all use,” says Glenis Philip-Barbara, Chief Executive of Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori will work with a wide range of iwi, community, whānau, government, education, businesses and other organisations to discuss how to build and enhance te reo in those sectors:

- In the business sector, it might mean using more Māori in advertising. 

- On the news, it might mean using more everyday terms on news bulletins in the long term.

“During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014, all New Zealanders will have the chance to increase their Māori language vocabulary with the support of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and our partners, says Ms Philip-Barbara.”

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2014:

Monday 21 – Sunday 27 July

Term 3, week 1


Find out more about Māori Language Day:

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/maori-language-petition-1972

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/urban-maori/3/4

Further information:

Gareth Seymour, info@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz , 04 471 6725


 
Promoting Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
If you are promoting te reo Māori in your community, school, workplace etc, here are some ideas to help:

Hear rangatahi talking about their ingoa Māori, their names:

Hauauru Rae

Tiopira Piripi

Te Rongorito 
 

Activity

Activity

Learn about local Māori place names, their history and pronunciation (hear the names here)

Use bilingual signs around the office (download signs here)                                                                              

Use te reo in phone greetings and recorded messages

Hold mini-Māori lessons at work on pronunciation; basic reo skills etc.                                                                              

Does your town have a Māori name? Help staff to learn about the meaning and to pronounce the name properly.

 For parents: find a Māori name for baby:

http://www.huggies.co.nz/parenting/parents-and-children/maori-baby-names

Māori names: adopt a bilingual name for your organisation

Use macrons for Māori names in all written material. Tāmaki.                                                        

Check this link with pronunciation help:

www.hedc.otago.ac.nz/whakahuatanga/

Use Māori place names on mail addresses e.g. Tāmakimakaurau for Auckland.              

Media organisations: make sure you use macrons for all Māori words and names – it’s a useful way to recognise Māori as an official language.

Gather ideas from winning activities undertaken during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2012. [here]             

Useful links


A Māori name for baby?
http://www.huggies.co.nz/parenting/parents-and-children/maori-baby-names  

Learn basic Māori pronunciation here:
http://hedc.otago.ac.nz/whakahuatanga/

Hear Māori names pronounced here:
http://www.korero.maori.nz/resources/map.html  

Māori Language Week launch

Join us in Tāmakimakaurau to launch Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2013.

Nau mai, haere mai. Enjoy local kapahaka talent, local produce and be the first to sample the latest Māori Language Week resources.

Māori Language Week 2012

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2012, Māori Language Week was Monday, 23 July to Sunday, 29th July.

 

Arohatia te Reo is the theme for Māori Language Week, which means to cherish the language. We encourage you, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you do, to find a way to express how you can use, honour, speak and show your love for the language of our country. If you some ideas go to:

 

http://www.korero.maori.nz/forlearners for learners;
http://www.korero.maori.nz/forspeakers for speakers; and
http://www.korero.maori.nz/forbusiness for businesses.
   

Māori Language Week Promotion
Have a look at these hilarious promotional clips on our You Tube Channel featuring Highlanders star and Porirua local Tamati Ellison and League legend come Code front man Wairangi Koopu together with the sweet vocal talents of Bella Kalolo.

 
Tamati Ellison & Wairangi Koopu get their game on with te reo Māori http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN5n-3hSzzI&feature=plcp  

The boys talking the language of love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd90BwYTrOQ&feature=plcp

The boys go shopping http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBqLdro9S1w&feature=plcp

Bella Kalolo featuring Tamati Ellison and Wairangi Koopu on backing vocals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQGSIRGXvI4&feature=plcp

 

Māori Language Week launch
Join us in Tainui to launch Māori Language Week at:

8.30am, Monday, 23rd July
The Atrium
Te Awa, The Base
Corner of Te Rapa Road and Avalon Drive
Hamilton.

Nau mai, haere mai. Enjoy local kapahaka talent, local produce and be the first to sample the latest Māori Language Week resources.
   

Māori Language Awards
As you are planning what you could do to celebrate Māori Language Week, why not enter the Māori Language Awards. The Awards evening is dedicated to celebrating and honouring Māori Language initiatives from around Aotearoa. Go to http://www.korero.maori.nz/news/mlw/awards for more details.

 

Media release
Arohatia te Reo
theme for Māori Language Week 2012