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).
- Māori Language Week events at Christchurch City Libraries
- More Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori blog posts
- Te Reo Māori — our page of Māori language resources.