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Maori Language Week

Tena Koutou, tena koutou katoa,

Welcome to Māori language week, this year the Māori language is celebrated from 11-17 September 2023.

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Māori language week started back in 1975 and has continued for nearly 50 years.  The Māori Language was in danger of disappearing in the mid-20th century and it is continuing to make a comeback over the years.  More Māori words are becoming part and parcel of our everyday language which will help Te Reo Māori continue and grow.  You will find that in whatever part of the country you work, there will be local celebrations.


One of the ways you can help with this celebration is to send the Office your pepeha / your introduction.  This link is very helpful and will take you through every step:  Have a look at your colleague’s pepeha  In doing this, it allows your colleagues to know more about you and you may find there are commonalities between you.


There are a number of websites below that you can visit to see how Te Reo is celebrated throughout the country during Māori Language week. 


Nga mihi nui


Ricky Tipene

Apex Care Cultural Navigator

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