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]

Matariki

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.

Whakataukī for Rātapu

Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori.

Language is the life force of Māori.

Rātapu’s (Sunday’s) whakatauki.

Te kupu o te rā

Kia oraKia ora, it is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and each day we will bring you a new word or phrase with some audio.
Here is the list of words and phrases used this week.

Rāhoroi– Saturday

Kia pai tō ra.

Have a good day.

Rāmere / Paraire – Friday

Kia hoki mai ano.

Come back again.

Rāpare / Taite – Thursday

Kia ora, ko Jane tēnei.
Hello, this is Jane.

Rāapa / Wenerei – Wednesday

Tau kē!

Awesome!

Rātū / Tūrei– Tuesday

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi.

Welcome to Christchurch City Libraries.

Rāhina / Mane – Monday

Ata marie – Good morning


Whakataukī for Rāhoroi

Ko te reo Māori te kākahu o te whakaaro, te huarahi i te ao tūroa.

The Māori language is the cloak of thought and the pathway to this natural world.

Rāhoroi’s (Saturday’s) whakatauki.

Rāhoroi– Saturday – Te kupu o te rā

Kia oraKia ora, it is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and each day we will bring you a new word or phrase with some audio.

Rāhoroi– Saturday

Today’s phrase is:

Kia pai tō ra.

Have a good day.


Whakataukī for Rāmere

Ko tōku nui, tōku wehi, tōku whakatiketike, tōku reo.

My language is my greatness, my inspiration, that which I hold precious.

Rāmere’s (Friday’s) whakatauki.

Rāmere / Paraire – Te kupu o te rā

Kia oraKia ora, it is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and each day we will bring you a new word or phrase with some audio.

Rāmere / Paraire – Friday

Today’s phrase can be used to bid a warm farewell:

Kia hoki mai ano.

Come back again.


Whakataukī for Rāpare

Ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao Maarama.

Language is the key to enlightenment.

Rāpare’s (Thursday’s) whakatauki.

Rāpare / Taite – Te kupu o te rā

Kia oraKia ora, it is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and each day we will bring you a new word or phrase with some audio.

Rāpare / Taite – Thursday

Today’s phrase can be used on the phone:

Kia ora, ko Jane tēnei.

Hello, this is Jane.


Whakataukī for Rāapa

Ko te kai a te rangatira, ko te kōrero

Language is the food of chiefs.

Rāapa’s (Wednesday’s) whakatauki.