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

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2014

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

He kaupapa hou mo Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

Hei whakanui i Te Ra o te Reo Maori 2013, tenei Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori te whakapuaki nei ki te ao te tahuhu mo Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2014: 

Ko ‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’.

I raro i tenei tahuhu matua mo te wiki, ka whakanuia tetahi kupu Maori hou i ia wiki o te tau, mo nga wiki rima tekau. E akina ana nga kura katoa, nga hapori katoa, nga whakahaere hoki kia whakamahi, kia kawe hoki ratou i taua kupu me nga akonga, nga kaimahi ano hoki. 

Ko ta ’Te Kupu o te Wiki’ he awhina i a Ngati Niu Tireni ki te whakapiki i a ratou pataka kupu Maori. Ma roto i tenei kokiri Te Kupu o te Wiki ka ako te hunga aroha ki te reo Maori i etahi kupu Maori hei whakamahi ma ratou i nga korerorero o ia ra. 

"Ko tenei mea te puna kupu tetahi wahi nui o te reo o te tangata. I te tau 2014 ka tapiri matou i etahi kupu Maori ki te puna kupu o te motu, me te whakauru mai i etahi kupu hou, kupu whakaoho i te wairua hei whakamahi ma tatou,” te ki a Glenis Philip-Barbara, Te Tumuaki o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori.

Ka mahi ngatahi Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori me te huhua o nga iwi, nga whanau, te kawanatanga, nga whakahaere matauranga, te rangai pakihi, me etahi atu momo whakahaere. Ka matapaki matou me pehea te whakawhanui, te whakapakari hoki i te reo i aua rangai:

- I te rangai pakihi, tera pea ka whakamahia te reo i roto i nga panui me nga whakatairanga. 

- I nga pitopito korero, ka rangona pea nga kupu Maori o ia ra i nga pitopito korero reo Pakeha.

“Hei Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2014, ka whai wahi nga tangata katoa o Aotearoa ki te whakawhanui i to ratou puna kupu reo Maori, me te tautoko mai a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori me o matou kaitautoko, e ai ki a Glenis Philip-Barbara.”

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2014:

Rahina 21 – Ratapu 27 Hongongoi

Wahanga 3, wiki 1


Kimihia etahi atu korero mo Te Ra o te Reo Maori:

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

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

Mo etahi atu korero:

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

New theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

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

‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’, which translates as

The Word of the Week.”


Under this theme, a new Maori 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 Maori vocabulary. Through Te Kupu o te Wiki, Maori language lovers can learn Maori words to use in everyday conversation. 

“Vocabulary is a building block of language. In 2014 we’ll be adding Maori 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 Maori.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori will work with a wide range of iwi, community, whanau, 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 Maori 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 Maori 2014, all New Zealanders will have the chance to increase their Maori language vocabulary with the support of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori and our partners, says Ms Philip-Barbara.”

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2014:

Monday 21 – Sunday 27 July

Term 3, week 1


Find out more about Maori 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 Maori
If you are promoting te reo Maori in your community, school, workplace etc, here are some ideas to help:

Hear rangatahi talking about their ingoa Maori, their names:

Hauauru Rae

Tiopira Piripi

Te Rongorito 
 

Activity

Activity

Learn about local Maori 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-Maori lessons at work on pronunciation; basic reo skills etc.                                                                              

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

 For parents: find a Maori name for baby:

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

Maori names: adopt a bilingual name for your organisation

Use macrons for Maori names in all written material. Tamaki.                                                        

Check this link with pronunciation help:

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

Use Maori place names on mail addresses e.g. Tamakimakaurau for Auckland.              

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

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

Useful links


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

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

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

Maori Language Week launch

Join us in Tamakimakaurau to launch Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2013.

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

Maori Language Week 2012

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

 

Arohatia te Reo is the theme for Maori 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.
   

Maori 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 Maori 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

 

Maori Language Week launch
Join us in Tainui to launch Maori 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 Maori Language Week resources.
   

Maori Language Awards
As you are planning what you could do to celebrate Maori Language Week, why not enter the Maori Language Awards. The Awards evening is dedicated to celebrating and honouring Maori 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 Maori Language Week 2012