Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) runs from 11 to 17 Mahuru (September).
At OurAuckland, we’ll be celebrating with words and phrases every day so you can practise your reo, and detailing some of the great resources we have in our libraries and online.
Events across Tāmaki Makaurau
And Tāmaki Makaurau will be brimming with activities and events celebrating Māori language and culture.
What's happening at our libraries
Libraries across Auckland will be incorporating Māori arts into their regular children’s programmes. If your kids have energy to burn, swing by the ‘Wriggle and Rhyme’ sessions with Māori waiata and themes at Sir Edmund Hillary and Howick libraries.
Pop into Auckland Central City Library for a panel discussion exploring the rewards of learning Te Reo Māori; to get a head start, sign up for free beginners Māori language classes at Waitākere Central Library.
Explore the outdoors
For those who appreciate nature’s classroom best, the Puhinui Reserve Clean-Up on Tuesday 12 September will have a te reo theme.
You can also enjoy the meaning behind te reo park names. Watch wildfowl in Western Springs Lakeside Park Te Wai Orea ('the waters of the eel') or try out the new cycleway in Oakley Creek Te Auaunga ('swirling waters').
Films, music, movies and more
If you’re looking for a relaxed outing, a compilation of short Māori films and music videos are being screened in Glen Innes, Māngere and Auckland CBD. Perfect for a family night out.
Find out more
Visit the Māori Language Commission to find out more.