Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week

  • 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 2017 Māori Language Week runs from 11-17 September, the theme is 'Kia ora te reo' – which celebrates New Zealand’s indigenous greeting and the intent of te reo Māori revitalisation efforts between the Crown and Māori.

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  • Page 2 - History of the Māori languageThe story of the decline and revival of the Māori language is one of the major issues in modern New Zealand

The Treaty in practice

  • 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.

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  • Page 6 - The Treaty debatedModern 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.