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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week

Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. This is a time to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. In 2018 Māori Language Week runs from 10-16 September. Read the full article

Page 2 - History of the Māori language

The story of the decline and revival of the Māori language is one of the major issues in modern New Zealand

The Treaty in practice

Amalgamating Māori into colonial settler society was a key part of British policy in New Zealand after 1840. Economic and social change, along with land-purchase programmes, were central to this process. Read the full article

Page 6 - The Treaty debated

Modern New Zealand has debated the Treaty of Waitangi as never before. Understanding, reconciliation, protest and confrontation have been part of this

Main image: Pipitea Marae
Urban marae such as Wellington's Pipitea helped to transplant Māori culture into New Zealand cities.