historic Maori Language moment
New Zealanders will set a record this Māori Language Week as more than 200,000 people are already signed up to celebrate te reo as part of the country’s first, virtual Māori Language Moment on Monday 14 September at 12pm.
Hei Te Wiki o te Reo Māori nei, he tuatahitanga ka tutuki i ngā tāngata o Aotearoa nā te mea kei tua atu i te 200,000 te tokomaha kua tuku i ā rātou ingoa ki te whakanui i te reo hei wāhanga mā tā te motu Wā Tuku Reo Māori ā-hangarau tuatahi ka rere hei te 12 karaka o te ahiahi o Mane, te 14 o Hepetema.
"We weren’t going to let COVID-19 stop us from bringing people together to celebrate te reo so instead of cancelling events, we went hard and decided to bring more people together than ever before," says Professor Rawinia Higgins, Māori Language Commissioner.
Hei tā te Toihau o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, hei tā Ahorangi Rawinia Higgins, "Kāore mātou e tuku ana mā KOWHEORI-19 e aukati tā mÄtou whakakao i ngā tāngata ki te whakanui i te reo, nā reira i kaha tā mātou whai, tā mātou whakatau hoki kia tokomaha ake te hunga ka whakakaohia i te tokomaha kua kitea ā mohoa nei."