I look forward to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori each year, and seeing and hearing the initiatives taken in our community to honour the language and observing the gradual strengthening of use throughout the year.
Radio New Zealand is a case in point. Listen to the sign-offs on the National Programme in the mornings, all year, not just during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. I wonder how they will up the ante this year?
This month I’m participating in #MahuruMāori, an initiative to get everyone to have a go at speaking and writing whatever reo Māori they can this month, and for those who are fluent to aim to speak only in te reo Māori.
Kia kaha koutou e ngana ana ki te korero Māori i tēnei marama, i ngā marama katoa o te tau.
Written by Kaihautū Ako Māori Director of Māori Teaching and Learning Dr Mary Boyce,