The Māori Language Act 1985 verified Māori as an official language of New Zealand alongside English. Since 1975, Maori Language Week has been established as an opportunity for everyone to embrace our NZ toanga/treasure. The week creates an opportunity for all New Zealanders to improve their reo Māori skills and improve pronunciation.
For more information around Māori Language week go to
- Facebook group search ‘Te wiki o te reo Māori, Māori language week’
In future, Te Aō Marama would like to create resources for Te Wiki o Te Reo that are of relevance to the dental setting. We shall keep you posted once the resources are available.
Mā te Reo Funding
If you are thinking of organising an event, project or creating resources for Te Wiki o Te Reo 2013 check out www.ma-tereo.co.nz website. Mā te Reo is a Government funded programme established in 2001 to support projects, programmes and activities that contribute to local level Māori language regeneration.
Māori Language Awards
The Māori Language Awards recognises private sector, community, government, media and educational institutions commitment to language regeneration of Te Reo Māori across Aotearoa. For further information and eligibility criterion go to www.korero.maori.nz