September 12, 2022 – September 18, 2022 all-day

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori 2020 – Hamilton Libraries

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori happens in Mahuru/Hepetema (September). In 2022 Māori Language Week takes place from 12th to the 18th Mahuru.

About Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Māori Language Week has been celebrated in Aotearoa since 1975. This special week is an opportunity for the concentrated celebration and promotion of te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a living, dynamic, and rich language.

In the mid-20th century, there were concerns that the Māori language was dying out. The future of te reo Māori was the subject of a Waitangi Tribunal claim in 1985. The tribunal’s recommendations led to far-reaching legislative and policy changes. Māori became the official language of New Zealand in 1987. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori was established in the same year to promote te reo.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is part of a broad Māori language revival programme and raises public awareness for Māori language learning and public usage. Mahuru Māori is an initiative begun in 2017 to promote the use of te reo Māori throughout the month of September.

This resource page offers ideas, links, and stories to support the learning of te reo Māori in schools and at home.

More resources visit, Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori website