Nga whakaaro mo Te Wiki Reo Maori
Ideas for Maori Language Week

Mo te hunga korero
For fluent speakers

Whatever your level of fluency, there are many things you can do to celebrate te reo Maori. Of course, you can try these suggestions all year round, but Maori Language Week is a great time to start! 

  • Speak reo Maori as often as possible. 

  • Speak Maori to your children and to the children of whanau and friends.

  • Request Maori language services at banks, shops and Government Departments. These government agencies have Maori language services available through the Ethnic Affairs language line:
    • Work and Income Contact Centre
    • New Zealand Immigration Service
    • Housing New Zealand Corporation
    • Department of Internal Affairs (including Passports and Citizenship)
    • Accident Compensation Corporation
    • New Zealand Police
  • Encourage all your whanau and friends to learn Maori. Be willing to join them at their classes.

  • Support your friends and family who are learning Maori by talking to them as much as possible in te reo Maori.

  • Read and write articles for Maori language publications like He Muka that you can subscribe to on the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori website

  • Enter the biennial Maori language writing competitions run by Huia Publishers.

  • Anyone planning a project to promote the Maori language in the community may be eligible to apply to the 'Ma Te Reo' fund.

Korerohia mai ano!
Tell me more!


Maori Language Week is made possible through the support and co-operation of:
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori – Maori Language Commission
Te Puni Kokiri – Ministry of Maori Development
Te Kahui Tika Tangata – Human Rights Commission