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  • Make ‘kia ora’ your first choice of greeting to everyone you speak to. If you’re on TikTok, watch Sonny explain the beauty of kia ora!
  • Open your moment with a kaikōhau (expression of hope)
  • Learn and use #MyMihi to introduce yourself to anyone new
  • Prepare your whānau, friends or workplace to speak te reo Māori for the hour
  • Open your news bulletin with te reo Māori
  • Host a ‘Kōrero Kai’ for lunch where you only speak in te reo Māori
  • Start lunch off with a karakia for kai
  • Order your coffee in te reo Māori
  • Set a ‘reo Māori only’ zone within your workplace or home
  • Set a time where your whānau or workplace only speak te reo (i.e. 1-2pm)
  • Call a mate or 2 and have a kōrero in te reo Māori

Thanks to the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori team for collating and sharing these ideas. For more visit

Tautoko pukapuka | Support books

Learn handy new phrases in everyday situations (puka kīanga) or at the gym (kupu whakapakari tinana), and/or record your experiences throughout your challenge with the journal book (puka tuituhi).

Te Taura whiri i te Reo Māori

The Māori language commission have a wealth of resources available for use on their website at including more printable booklets, flash cards and wall charts. You’ll also find a wealth of ideas on how to improve your Māori language capability and to stick to your Mahuru Māori reo challenge.