Toi tu te kupu, toi tu te mana, toi tu te whenua.
Rātū’s (Tuesday’s) whakatauki was spoken by Tinirau of Wanganui. It is a plead to hold fast to our culture, for without language, without mana (spirit), and without land, the essence of being a Māori would no longer exist, but be a skeleton which would not give justice to the full body of Māoritanga (Māoridom).
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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.