Ngā whakaaro mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2013
Ideas for Māori Language Week 2013
There are many things that you can do to celebrate te reo Māori. While you can use these suggestions all year round, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a great time to start!
- Improve your pronunciation of Māori words and place names.
- Use ‘kia ora’ when greeting people - your family, friends etc.
- Download a welcome sign for your workplace/school etc here ‘Nau mai’
- Find out the Māori names for local places and use them often.
- Make macrons available on your work computer(s). Use dictionaries to check spelling.
- Get some Māori language posters and display them in your home, school or workplace during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
- Watch Māori Television or Te Karere (the Māori news on TVNZ), it’s a great way to learn new Māori words.
Kei te hapori
Around the community
Create supportive Māori language spaces. Your workplace or school could develop ideas to support te reo Māori. Support staff/students/colleagues with resources on pronunciation, conversation etc.
Schedule some Māori language time. Allocate time for a Māori language class. Māori language is used all the time - in place names, personal names etc, so basic Māori language skills are always useful.
Bilingual signs. Use bilingual signs - signs are a visible way of showing that te reo is valued at your workplace, school etc. Download signs here.
Add Māori books to your workplace shopping list.
He whakaaro anō mō Te Wiki Reo Māori
More ideas for Māori Language Week
These pages aim to inspire and encourage you during this year's Wiki o te Reo Māori, and all year round!
- For learners
- For fluent speakers
- For schools
- For workplaces and community groups
- Tell me more about this year's Māori Language Week theme
- Phrases for special occasions
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission
Te Puni Kōkiri – Ministry of Māori Development
Te Kāhui Tika Tangata – Human Rights Commission