Te Wiki o te reo Māori at Education and Social Work

Celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori, Māori Language Week, with the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Kia Kaha te reo Māori - Keeping te reo strong in Education and Social Work

The 2020 Te Wiki o te reo Māori theme, ‘Kia Kaha te reo Māori’ represents the importance of making te reo Māori strong. This message is very meaningful to students, staff and graduates of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, who use te reo Māori as they work to inspire and educate future generations and support Aotearoa communities.

We caught up with some students and graduates to find out what te reo means to them.

Learn some new te reo Māori phrases

A few of our students and staff members shared their favourite te reo Māori phrases and translations. Check out the video and try these at home!

Question of the day

Click the images below and test your knowledge of the faculty marae. If you think you know the answer, visit us on Facebook and leave a comment on the relevant post for each day - you could be in to win a prize! 

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Crossword challenge

Practise your te reo Māori skills with this series of crosswords, prepared by Te Puna Wānanga. If you need some help to figure out the answers, check out Te Aka Māori Dictionary or Kuputaka, the UoA Māori language glossary.

If you wish to enter a competition for prizes, take a screenshot of your completed crossword and email teaniwa.tutara@auckland.ac.nz.

Staff celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori

Te Aniwa Tutara shares one of her favourite te reo Māori phrases, and Katene Paenga shares one of his favourite places in New Zealand in te reo Māori. Check out the videos below. 

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