Ngā whakaaro mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2013
Ideas for Māori Language Week 2013

Mā te aha ahau te Wiki e whakanui?
How can I celebrate the Week?

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.   

Listen to or view Māori media. Māori language is accessible. Watch Māori Television or listen to your local Māori radio station. Borrow Māori music, books etc from the library. 

Add Māori books to your workplace shopping list.

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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!

Māori Language Week is made possible through the support and co-operation of:
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission

Te Puni Kōkiri – Ministry of Māori Development
Te Kāhui Tika Tangata – Human Rights Commission