Archives For Maori Language Week

Mai te urunga o te ra! Ko Whangaokeno! – No nga whatu taiohi. To celebrate Māori Language Week, we hear from Trudi Ngawhare, Kaitiaki, Āo Hāpori and her son about their recent trip to Whangaokeno Island.

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It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015, Māori Language Week. If we are to keep the unique culture of Aotearoa alive, we needed to cherish and champion the Māori language.

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Today marks the start of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week (July 21—27).

Celebrate Māori Language Week 2014.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is a chance to celebrate and learn more about te reo—a unique and important part of our identity as New Zealanders.

This year’s theme is Te Kupu o te Wiki, or The Word of the Week, which encourages us to broaden our vocabulary by learning a new Māori word each week for 50 weeks.

Department of Conservation (DOC) staff are taking on the challenge.

Visit the Kōrero Māori website the if you’re keen to join us.

Manu / bird. Director-General Lou Sanson shares the word for the week beginning 27 April 2015.

Manu / bird. Director-General Lou Sanson shares one of the 50 kupu

Hopefully, by taking on the Te Kupu o te Wiki challenge, we will make more Māori words and phrases commonplace around DOC.