This week, from the 22nd July to the 26th July, is Maori Māori Language Week (MLW).
It has been a feature of the New Zealand calendar since 1975 and it is an opportunity for all New Zealanders to celebrate Te Reo Māori.
Te Reo Māori is celebrated as a unique feature of our identity as New Zealanders, something that brings us together and celebrates our heritage.
This year’s theme – Te Kupa o te Wiki: The Word of the Week – forms part of a wider notion ‘Arohatia te Reo – cherish the language’, aiming to get people to demonstrate their love and regard for the language.
In MLW 2014, all New Zealanders will have the chance to improve their pronunciation and te reo Māori skills.
We will be running regular articles this week about Māori language and some cool links and activities you could try.
Anyway, here is a cool introduction from students at Russell Street School.
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