Māori Language Week 2018 – Let’s take part together!Māori Language Week 2018 – Let’s take part together!

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Maori Language Week is fast approaching (10-16 September 2018) and we’re looking forward to celebrating it at Volunteering New Zealand.

We love to empower and support our members to take part in significant events through the year, so we’ve put together this helpful overview about Māori Language Week 2018, including some resources for you to use.


The significance of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Maori Language Week

Māori Language Week can really help strengthen Te Reo throughout Aotearoa, due to an increased awareness in Te Reo, events and resources.

It’s also a good time to reflect on the how your organisation uses Te Reo, the importance of correct terminology and understanding about the history of the Māori language in New Zealand.

Embracing Māori Language week can help lead to ongoing incorporation of Te Reo in your daily vocabulary.

This year’s Māori Language Week theme is ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ I ‘Be Strong’.

 Maori Language Week ideas – our favourite picks!

  • Resources – to use in social media and print
  • Events – take part in a Te Reo Parade in your region
  • Create your own content – apply the Māori Language Week logo to your own resources, create a video about your organisation using Te Reo words and phrases, learn Te Reo phrases as a team (to name just a few).

 Want to use more Te Reo in your organisation?

We do too! We were delighted to come across these resources for ongoing learning:

A special thank you to Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori I The Māori Language Commission for all the wonderful resources and information on your website.


How will you be taking part?  We would love to hear how your organisation is taking part in Māori Language Week 2018!

Don’t forget to tag Volunteering New Zealand in social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or contact sarah@volunteeringnz.org.nz.


VNZ Resources: