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Te Wiki o te reo Māori | Māori Language Week 2021

Te Wiki o te reo Māori is the celebration of te reo Māori including all things te ao Māori te ao Māorithe Māori worldMāori | Noun. Let us help you on your reo reolanguageMāori | Noun journey by providing fun kemu kemugamesMāori | Noun, online waiata

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, and access to taonga

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that tell the stories of te reo Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • When | Āhea Mon 13 Sep – Sun 19 Sep 2021, 10.00am–6.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Online free events
  • Cost | Te utu Free events

Kia kaha te reo Māori | Make the Māori Language Strong

It’s as easy as picking up a newspaper or scrolling online to see that te reo Māori still polarises our society. Whether it be a “Stop ramming Māori language down our throats” sign or the hostile critique around the usage of the name Aotearoa, the hurdles faced in achieving a goal of having 1 million fluent te reo Māori speakers by 2040 are many.

Te Papa continues to strive towards making te reo Māori accessible for everyone in a variety of forms. Have you ever noticed our te reo Māori translation on our exhibition labels and signage?

Read our blog and learn about mastering the art of interpretation from our Kaituhi KaituhiwriterMāori | Noun Ranea Aperahama.

Test your knowledge and take our Te Wiki o te reo Māori quiz, it’s fun and suitable for the whole whānau

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Print out our clever activity book for the tamariki

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and spend the week completing it. 

Working with Minaaka collective, we will share a video each day of some amazing waiata by various Māori musicians, delivering seven days of waiata for your listening pleasure.

Due to the current Covid-19 alert levels, this year’s programme will feature online content to ensure safe and comfortable access straight to your whare. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and be in the draw for Te Wiki o te reo Māori prize packs.

Check back here for more information and links to events and keep an eye on our Facebook event.

A woman standing by a blackboard with te reo Māori writing on it talking to some children sitting on the floor.


Children learning te reo Maori in a classroom, by Glenn Jowitt, about 1990, New Zealand. Gift of Glenn Jowitt Estate, 2015. Te Papa (E.007916)