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Maori Language Week 1 – 7 July 2013

It is Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori or Maori Language Week in New Zealand from the 1st to the 7th of July.

The theme this year is ‘Ngā ingoa Māori, Māori names’ and the aim is to encourage us all to learn more about Māori names, including place names and names of people you may know.

Click through the links below for some ways to find out more and share the knowledge with your friends and whanau.

Video: Having a Maori Name

In this short video posted on the Maori Language Week Facebook Page, Hauauru Rae shares some of his experiences with having a Maori name. He says pronunciation is ‘not all doom and gloom’, but there is definitely room for improvement.

Activity Ideas from Korero Maori

The Korero Maori website has a bunch of great ideas for promoting Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori or finding out more for yourself.

Online Quiz: How Well do You Know Your Maori Place Names?

This online quiz lets you test your knowledge of Maori place names and fill in the gaps.

Events: Auckland Libraries Free Events

Auckland Libraries are running a series of free events across the region during Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori. Follow the link above to find out more. If you live somewhere else, contact your local library and find out what is happening in your town.

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