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Māori Language Moment Dedicated To The People Of Auckland: 1.07 Million+ Signed Up

Monday, 13 September 2021, 8:11 pm | Maori Language Commission

With hours to go until the Māori Language Moment 2021, more than 1 million New Zealanders have already joined the commission’s online Māori language movement. Organisers have dedicated this year’s Māori Language Moment to the people of Auckland ... More >>

Māori Language Moment 2021

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 7:31 pm | Maori Language Commission

One thing New Zealanders are good at is uniting, whether it's against COVID or in support of our endangered, indigenous language. New Zealanders are being invited to be part of history and help shape the future as the Māori Language Commission ... More >>

Thousands Taking Part In Matariki Moment

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6:18 pm | Maori Language Commission

A Matariki campaign bringing people together to share a meal and learn a proverb in te reo Māori as well as the ancestral languages of all New Zealanders has already seen thousands take part since its launch last week. “Matariki is a profound, ancient ... More >>

Māori Language Moment Wins Top International Awards

Friday, 14 May 2021, 4:21 pm | Maori Language Commission

A campaign that mobilised 1 in 5 New Zealanders to join in a Māori Language Moment has won two prestigious, global communications awards. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and digital strategy company, For Purpose were announced as winners of the Best International ... More >>

Māori Language Moment Named As A Finalist In Global Reed Awards

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 3:23 pm | Maori Language Commission

  An event that saw one in five New Zealanders stop and celebrate te reo Māori together has been named a finalist in the prestigious, global Reed Awards. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and digital strategy company, For Purpose were announced ... More >>

Māori Television Mobile Applications A Game Changer - Māori Language Commission

Friday, 29 January 2021, 6:49 pm | Maori Language Commission

Two new mobile apps that will enable New Zealanders to better access Te Ao Māori News and Māori Television programmes have been described as a gamechanger by the Māori Language Commission. E rua ngā taupānga e māmā ake ai te tomokanga ki ... More >>

Kia Kaha Te Wharekura O Arowhenua | Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 1:22 pm | Maori Language Commission

The Māori Language Commission has called on New Zealanders to stand behind a Māori language immersion school targeted by racists this week. Te Wharekura o Arowhenua in Invercargill had its welcome sign vandalised with abusive, racist grafitti on ... More >>

New Zealanders Break Record For Largest Te Reo Māori Event In History

Monday, 14 September 2020, 5:39 pm | Maori Language Commission

The Māori Language Commission has paid tribute to more than one million New Zealanders who made history by coming together across the country and the world to celebrate te reo Māori at the same time today. “This is the largest, single celebration ... More >>

Māori Language Commission Plans For A Gathering Of 1 Million

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 6:56 pm | Maori Language Commission

Māori Language Moment: Be the 1 in a million Honour the past, keep ourselves safe now and prepare for the future together! The Maori Language Commission has redesigned Māori Language Week so that this year, whether we are in lockdown or not: New Zealanders ... More >>

Māori Language Commission Pays Tribute To Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru

Friday, 10 April 2020, 3:43 pm | Maori Language Commission

Haere rā e hika, koutou ko ō matua Unuhia i te rito o te harakeke Ka tū i te aroākapa Aku nui, aku rahi e Aku whakatamarahi ki te rangi e Waiho te iwi, māna e mae noa The Māori Language Commission has paid tribute to the late Dr Huirangi ... More >>

An Open Letter To Aotearoa From The Māori Language Commission

Monday, 23 March 2020, 3:21 pm | Maori Language Commission

Being prepared for the future means learning from the past. The last pandemic to hit Aotearoa, saw us lose thousands of people. Many Māori communities were decimated. In Sāmoa, the 1918 influenza epidemic saw 20% die within the space of a few weeks. ... More >>

Iconic speech by Christchurch survivor translated into Māori

Friday, 13 March 2020, 3:32 pm | Maori Language Commission

To mark this weekend’s first anniversary of the terrorist attack that saw 51 New Zealanders murdered at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, the Māori Language Commission has translated the iconic speech delivered by survivor ... More >>

New Zealander of the Year 2020 Congratulated

Friday, 21 February 2020, 12:56 pm | Maori Language Commission

The Māori Language Commission says the naming of Māori language champion, Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira, as New Zealander of the Year is a fitting start to International Mother Language Day. More >>

2019 Māori language champions

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 12:12 pm | Maori Language Commission

A couple who have dedicated their lives to the revitalisation of the Māori language and a music icon whose actions led to New Zealanders now singing the national anthem in te reo and English received top honours at the 16th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, National ... More >>

One macron and the Māori language stands tall

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 8:44 am | Maori Language Commission

The Companies Office is pushing ahead with a programme to modernise the spelling of any Māori name used in its registers by ensuring the full Māori alphabet can be used. More >>

Tribute to wāhine toa who help keep te reo Māori strong

Monday, 2 September 2019, 12:50 pm | Maori Language Commission

Kua puta te tautoko a te Kaikōmihana Reo Māori i te taitamāhine i taunutia e te kiritaki ki tētahi wharekai i Tāmaki. More >>

Countdown to Māori Language Week

Friday, 2 August 2019, 9:39 am | Maori Language Commission

9-15 Mahuru September I te mea 40 noa iho ngā rā e toe ana, i whakaterea Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019 e te Kāwana Tianara a Kahurangi Patsy Reddy, he Māngai Reo Māori. Me ngā kupu akiaki o te waiata a Ngoi Pewhairangi i tukua e ia te manu nei ... More >>

A strategic revitalisation budget for te reo Māori

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:59 pm | Maori Language Commission

Pānui Pāpāho | News Release 31 Haratua 2019 |May 2018 He tahua Pūtea rautaki mō te Whakarauoratanga Reo Māori Kua mihia e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori ngā nekehanga pūtea ki te whakarite i te pūtea tautoko haere tonu, haere tonu mō ngā ... More >>

100 sleeps until Māori Language Week 2019

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:18 pm | Maori Language Commission

Pānui Pāpāho | News Release 31 May Haratua | May 2018 100 ngā moe tae noa ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Kōtahi rau anake ngā rā e toe ana i mua i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019, 9-15 Mahuru. E whakanui ana te wiki nei i te reo me tōna whakarauoratanga. More >>

Finalists in the Māori Language Awards Announced

Friday, 16 November 2018, 12:40 pm | Maori Language Commission

Ka whakanuia ngā toa reo Māori ki ngā tohu o te motu Kua pānuitia i te rā nei ngā whiringa toa o te tekau mā rima o Ngā Tohu Reo Māori a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. More >>