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Are you up for the reo Māori Challenge?

Naumai hoki mai anō ki Mahuru Māori. 

In line with our maramataka Māori, next year Mahuru Māori starts on Friday 15 September 2023.

It doesn’t matter whether your reo skills stop at kia ora, or you can whaikōrero on the marae with the best of them, Mahuru Māori is something we can all do.

So jump on the waka e hoa mā, and let’s give Mahuru Māori our best shot.
Here’s our Poutiaki Reo/Tikanga Lyndsay Te Puaheiri Snowden with some more words of encouragement.

Mahuru Māori Reo Challenge
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How it works

It can be anything that makes you speak more Māori. An hour a day, half the day, all day every day, or as a beginner just start with greeting and farewells in Māori.

2. Get your mates involved

Get a team of friends, family or workmates involved and plan some virtual catch ups. You’ll have more fun, stay motivated and feel more comfortable in the reo zone.

3. Speak te reo Māori

Speak te reo Māori as much as you can during Mahuru. Every time you do, you’re revitalising te reo and breathing life back into our native tongue. Be brave, be bold and be patient.

We're taking the Mahuru Challenge. Will You?

Comes and goes this greeting to the enthusiasts, you the group who exhaust ones energy so that our esteemed language does not die, acknowledgements to you all. Welcome again to our intiative thus truly appeasing the Māori heart, at the same time the month of Mahuru continues to be Māori.

We’re all taking this year’s Mahuru Māori challenge. The aim is to learn and gain the confidence to speak te reo Māori in our everyday lives. Some of us are just beginning, others will immerse themselves all day long, everyday. Read more of our stories here.

Mahuru next year according to maramataka Māori begins on 15 September 2023

Nga rā
ngā hāora
ngā miniti
ngā hēkene


Often the understanding and⁣
meaning of karakia is in⁣
connection with te taiao (the⁣
natural environment). This can⁣
be seen in the following⁣

Whakataka Te Hau⁣
Whakataka te hau ki te uru⁣
Whakaaka te hau ki te tonga⁣
Kia mākinakina ki uta⁣
Kia mātaratara ki tai.⁣

E hī ake ana te atākura he tio,⁣
he huka,⁣

he hauhunga⁣

Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!⁣
Get ready for the westerly and be⁣
prepared for the southerly⁣
It will be icy cold inland and icy cold on the shore⁣

May the dawn rise red-tipped on ice,⁣
on snow, on frost⁣

Join! Gather! Intertwine! (Williams, 2019)⁣⁣
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Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori launched the Stories of Te Reo website in 2022. It features a timeline that charts pivotal moments of the Māori language and invites New Zealanders to share their journeys of learning te reo Māori.

Stories of Te Reo isn’t just about sharing your stories, it’s also helpful for teachers working on lesson plans on New Zealand history. 👩‍🏫

Tauira can also use the interactive platform to learn more about the battle for te reo Māori.

We also invite all schools to record and share their stories of te reo Māori #reomāori #kura #kaiako #storiesoftereo

Head to to learn more.

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Waitangi Day.

#tereooaotearoa #aroha #reo #tereo #tereomāori #tereomaori #maori #māori #māorilanguage #maorilanguage #learntereo #learntereomāori #learntereomaori #affirmation #affirmations #maoriculture #māoriculture #aotearoa #newzealand #nz #kiwiana #reomāori #whakataukī

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Mahuru Māori is over for another year, but the learning journey is one that never ends. Thanks for being part of the Mahuru Māori movement and keep up the kōrero.

#kiamahuru #mahurumāori

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He manako te kōura i kore ai.
A crayfish won't jump in your net, just because you wish it in there.

#kiamahuru #mahurumāori #whakatauki

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Kei ōu ringaringa te ao
The world is yours.

#kiamhuru #mahurumāori #whakatauki

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Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari, he toa takitini.
My success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

#kiamahuru #mahurumāori #whakatauki

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Radio NZ presenter joins Taringa for a kōrero about the status quo of Te Reo in NZ, language revitalisation and his Reo learning journey so far. ...

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