Are you up for the reo Māori Challenge?

Spoken, written, sung… no matter how you communicate this Mahuru (September), do it in te reo Māori. It’s easy, fun and a great way to learn. 

You set your challenge. Then during that time, regardless of who you speak to, or where you speak it, you do it only in te reo Māori. 

Some are doing it at home, some at school, others are doing it all day every day, newbies are starting with greetings and farewells…

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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.

Paraone Gloyne

Rukuwai Allen

Erica Sinclair

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.

Share your reo Māori story for a chance to win your share of $10,000* #mōtereo

  • – Record and Share your story starting with the sentence “I speak te reo Māori because..” or “I learn to reo Maori because” (In English or te reo Māori)
  • – Upload to your Instagram, Facebook or TikTok using the hashtag #mōtereo and enter.
    Share your story, lift up your voice and let us kōrero #mahurumāori #mōtereo

*See entry form for full Terms and Conditions.

Mahuru this year according to maramataka Māori ends on 6 October 2021

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