Ao Māori: Te wiki o te reo Māori

A guide to resources relating to the world of Māori including Treaty of Waitangi

Te Wiki o Te reo Māori - Māori Language week

In 2022 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is celebrated in the week beginning 12 September (12 Mahuru 2022)

Take up the wero or challenge to use more reo Māori.

Some sources for reo Māori practise include:

Take the #hono challenge and learn your pepeha

Pepeha is a formal structured way of introducing yourself within the Māori world by locating yourself according to important landmarks and the people you descend from.  Researching your own landmarks and descent profile so that you can develop your own profile. In order to foster whakawhanaungatanga – building connections.

 

In celebration of our language and our Ara values

       Hono - Connect

       Hihiri - Inspire

       Aroha – Respect

 

The challenge is to

- Learn your pepeha

Record your pepeha

Share your pepeha

 

Tuhi - Prepare your pepeha

 

Use these downloadable resources to get started on your pepeha.

#HonoChallenge pepeha template
#HonoChallenge pepeha cheatsheet

You can also click here for the Pepeha app to help you.

And gain further inspiration from Mariam and Hinemoa in the following videos.

 

Mariam Arif is a student with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and teaches us how to do a mihi and pepeha for Non-Māori. She is learning te reo Māori and demonstrates not only a pepeha (2.43 mins) but starts with a greeting and finishes with a whakatauki (proverb)

 

Hinemoa Elder explains ‘How to structure your pepeha’ in preparation for meetings with key stakeholders. (2.44 mins)

 

There is even a pepeha app. Find out about it in this 1 minute You Tube video called #PepehaChallenge

Take the Mahuru Māori Wero - Reo Māori challenge (September)

Take the Mahuru Māori wero or Māori challenge in September. There is an activity for every day of the month of Mahuru. Karawhiua! Go for it!

Mahuru Maori wero or challenge

Te wiki o te reo resources

Image linked to video on kupu cards for Māori Language Week

Juliette, Ara presenter for The Beat shares ideas to celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori.

You can find the Kupu cards that Juliette talks about in My Ara