Celebrating Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2020
Quotable Value (QV) is set to celebrate Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) and one of New Zealand’s three official languages by featuring a different property-related word in te reo Māori every day on its social media channels.
That’s right. If you don’t know your whare from your whenua, or your karāti from your tuanui, you should follow along with us on LinkedIn and Facebook as we shine a spotlight on all these words and more, every day from 14-20 September 2020, along with some simple and fun examples of how you can use these words in everyday conversations.
Māori Language Week has been celebrated each year since 1972. This year’s theme is ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ which means ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong’.
The week will kick off with Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori, a Māori language moment that marks the day and hour in 1972 when a group of Māori language champions presented a petition on the steps of parliament calling for te reo to be taught in our schools.
Māori Language Commission chief executive Ngahiwi Apanui says Māori Language Week and te reo Māori is for all New Zealanders: “It is an essential part of our national identity, our Aotearoatanga. Nothing says ‘I’m a New Zealander’ better than the use of Māori language and the celebration of its culture.”
Kia pai te rā (have a good day)