Maori Language weeks starts in New Zealand

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Welcome to Māori Language Week or Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2021.

Like last year Covid-19 restrictions will limit a lot of the events that would usually happen during this week.

However, one of the main activities we can all take part in is a special event at 12pm on Tuesday 14 September. The plan is to create a world record for people speaking and celebrating an endangered, Indigenous language at the same time.

At 12pm, all of New Zealand will be encouraged to stop and take a moment for te Reo Māori. Your moment can be as simple or as hard as you want it to be. You can do it on your own, or with your flatmates, workmates or whānau! Sing a song, get everyone together to learn their mihi using our video, or even use Māori sign-offs in the office for the day. Whatever you do, it counts.

For more information about events and great resources please check out this website – Te Rangaihi Reo Māori | Māori Language Movement (reomaori.co.nz)

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