Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2015

The dates for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) this year are 27 Hōngongoi – 2 Here-turi-kōkā (27 July – 2 August) and this year the theme is –

“Whāngaihia ngā mātua, helping parents to pass te reo on to their tamariki”.

Christchurch City Libraries – Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi will be celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with a number of events throughout the week.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori at The Library

Kia ora stickerDuring Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori regular storytimes sessions will include additional te reo Māori content. See our events calendar for a storytime session near you.

The Christchurch City Council Waiata Group, Ngā Manu Tioriori will perform at several libraries on Wednesday 29 July.

Try out the reo Māori option on our self checkout machines.

And don’t forget to pop into your local library and pick yourself up a Kia ora sticker or handy wallet-sized guide to te reo basics.

Resources for parents

The following resources offer suggestions for parents who want to introduce their children to Te Reo Māori.

Te Rerenga korero poster 2015
Download A2 Te rerenga kōrero o te wiki poster (PDF 2.3 MB)

Resources for kids

Download one of our colouring in pages [39KB PNG, 354KB PDF]


Cover of Ko wai tōku ingoa?Search our catalogue

We’ve also made lists of modern classic picture books in Te Reo Māori and Māori stories for older children.

More Te Reo Māori learning resources

Links to a range of resources available to help with general te reo learning and pronunciation.

Te Reo Māori resources
A list of resources in our libraries and online for learning Te Reo Māori.
Te Reo Māori courses
Search CINCH for community courses in the greater Christchurch area.
Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Information from Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori, The Māori Language Commission.
Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
A history of Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori from nzhistory.net.nz.
100 Māori words every New Zealander should know
This useful resource includes sound files of the words being read out from nzhistory.net.nz.

6 thoughts on “Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2015

    • Mo-mo 23 July 2015 / 10:47 am

      Cheers, Jonathan. Tumeke!

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