Māori Language Week

The theme Kia ora te reo Māori was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting, and also as the words ‘Kia Ora’ are an exact description of the intent of the new partnerships for te reo Māori revitalisation between the Crown and Māori under the new Māori Language Act 2016.


Māori Language Week has been running since 1975 and is a way to encourage New Zealanders to use more Māori phrases as part of their everyday lives. 

If you'd like to learn more about or participate in Māori Language Week, this website has some great resources. 

You can also download these free resources below to help you improve your te reo Māori and do not forget there are plenty of resources at the Invercargill Public Library so come on in and check them out.