Sunday, 10 September 2017

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017




Nau Mai
Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. In 2017 Māori Language Week runs from 11-17 September, the theme is 'Kia ora te reo' – which celebrates New Zealand’s indigenous greeting and the intent of te reo Māori revitalisation efforts between the Crown and Māori.






  1. How do you celebrate Maori Language Week in your class/school?
  2. Why is this an important week to New Zealand?
  3. How does New Zealand celebrate Maori Language Week?
  4. Can you name any local places of significance that have a Maori name?Why are they significant?
  5. What is your favourite Maori phrase or a saying you have heard this week?
  6. What other languages are a part of your school and are these celebrated?
  7. What are the three official languages of New Zealand?
  8. If New Zealand was to officially celebrate another language what language do you think that should be? Why?
  9. Do you know of other countries that celebrate a second language in their country? What country and how do they celebrate?

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at 2pm for our chat. 


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