Tena Koe!

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week

23rd – 29th July 2012
 By Māori Services Librarian Kristie Parata

Every year since 1975 — and again this week — New Zealand marks Māori Language Week.

This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te Reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. This year the theme is ‘Arohatia te Reo’, which means to cherish the language. This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission).

Are you thinking of learning another language? Learning the Māori language is useful and fun and the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries Te Matahīapo section has everything you need to get started, including books and CDs.

Kia ora  Hi, hello

Mōrena Good morning

Ata mārie            Good day

Haere mai           Welcome


Kei te pēhea koe? How are you?

Kei te pai             I’m good


You can look at the pack with the Kāpiti Coast Māori Services Librarian Kristie Parata – Nau mai, haere mai, hoki mai

Kristie can help you write your mihimihi.

Paraparaumu Library – Tuesday 24th July 9.00 am – 12 noon

Waikanae Library – Tuesday 24th July 1.00 pm

Ōtaki Library – Wednesday 25th July 2.00 pm

To view the Kāpiti libraries list of resources click here