Māori Language Week
Māori Language Week
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Te reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand and is one of our three official languages. In 1986 te reo Māori was guaranteed as a taonga (treasure), under the Treaty of Waitangi and was later made an official language of Aotearoa New Zealand in 1987.

New Zealand has celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week each year since 1975, to commemorate the presentation of the 1972 Māori language petition on September 14 to parliament.

Social Story

A short video has been created for social media to mark Māori Language Week.

Share the video directly from our facebook page or download from the toolkit (login with your government email address to download and view the assets).

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Social Story – Common Words and Phrases

A short video has been created for social media with some common words and phrases.

Share the video directly from our facebook page or download from the toolkit (login with your government email address to download and view the assets).

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Infographics

Use infographics on social media, in presentations, and at events to highlight New Zealand’s history, culture and society.

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How to Guide

Find out how to download, share and get involved in the campaign. This guide contains everything you'll need from social media videos and posts to common words and phrases plus tips on integrating te reo Māori to your communications. There are also useful links to other resources.

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