Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) has been recognised in Aotearoa since 1975. It’s an official week on our national calendar to honour, celebrate and promote te reo Māori. It’s also a great encouragement to us all to use more te reo Māori in our everyday lives, starting at home with our whānau! This year, 2022, it runs from the 12th to the 18th of September.
Each year, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori falls within Mahuru Māori – a month-long reo challenge which lines up with Maramataka, the Māori calendar. This year, Mahuru Māori begins on the 27th of August – which means now is the perfect time to take up the wero (challenge) with your whānau!