Kia ora!

Today marks the start of Māori Language Week, aimed at promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of New Zealand! This year’s theme is “Kia ora te reo Māori” which was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting.

Many believed that due to years of suppression, te reo Māori was a dying language, however in recent years the language has been revitalised and continues to grow. Today there are Māori-language schools, Māori radio stations and even a Māori television channel! On Monday 11th September, Wellington City is hosting a massive parade, where schools, organisations and communities come together to support te reo Māori. Click here for more information on the events running throughout Māori Language Week.

This is a perfect opportunity to get your class on board and learn about Māori language and culture. To help you celebrate we’ve created 5 printable resources, so you and your students can learn about te reo Māori every day of the week!

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