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Te Wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori events

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori – let’s make the Māori language strong!

Nau mai, Haere mai!

We’re celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) – join in, discover and strengthen your vocabulary, and be in to win… kawhe and pihikete, coffees and cookies, prezzy vouchers, plus the opportunity to be part of our mass waiata which acknowledges the three official languages of Aotearoa; Māori, English and sign language – come along to our waiata practice sessions this week! Let's support each other in strengthening our te Reo Māori.

Everyone is welcome, staff and students.

Let's make our mass waiata the biggest ever – we’ll be capturing the event using our drone so you’ll be on camera too!

Te Wiki o te reo Māori events on campus

9 September
8.30am: Mass Karakia
Start Te Wiki o te Reo Māori by making a commitment as a team, or to yourself, to build on your te Reo Māori vocabulary during Māori Language Week. Join our mass karakia to get your journey underway.
Mt Albert – Te Puna (space by the AskMe desk). All staff and students welcome – Led by Hōhepa Renata, Glenn Mckay, Merran Davis and Jess Aranui
  • Waitākere – Student Commons (ground floor)
10 September
12.00-12.30pm: Whakataetae Kupu Hononga
Match the Māori – English words and be in to win!
  • Waitākere – Student Commons (ground floor)
12.00-12.15pm: Māori national anthem and sign language practice session
  • Mt Albert – Te Puna (in the space near the old Uniform cafe)
11 September
12.00-12.30pm: Whakataetae Kupu Hononga
Match the Māori – English words and be in to win!
  • Te Puna (space by the AskMe desk)
12.00-1.00pm: Pātai mai mo te inu me te kai
Ask for a drink and biscuit in te Reo Māori and get it at a super discounted price! Look for the posters and and also staff to help with learning your te Reo Māori.
  • Mt Albert – Te Puna. Go to Long Black for your inu and Subway for your pihikete
12 September
12.00-1.00pm: Tuku kōrero hītori o te wānanga o Wairaka
Matua Hare Paniora talks about the history of Unitec and our land, followed by afternoon tea
  • Mt Albert – Puukenga atrium
13 September
12.00-1.00pm: Mass waiata
Come along, get some fresh air in your lungs and sing the national anthem with Unitec on mass, staff and students, in Māori, English and sign language, followed by afternoon tea (please wear a brightly coloured top to reflect our vibrant approach to te Reo Māori on mass and in our pics and video!)
  • Mt Albert – Te Noho Kotahitanga marae atea and the Whare Manaaki for afternoon tea