The workplace can be a great environment to use and learn te reo Māori with your colleagues. By sharing the use of te reo Māori at work, you’ll gain confidence in yourself, encourage others to grow what they know and put the language to use on contextual settings.
Mahuru Māori at your workplace
The workplace can be a great environment to share and learn more te reo Māori. By using even a little te reo Māori at work, you’ll gain confidence in yourself and encourage others to give it a go as well. Over the years we’ve seen all sorts of workplaces embracing the challenge in all sort of ways and we’d love to share your story about how you’re embracing Mahuru Māori at work.
Send us a short video, a few photos or a few words to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share your story with our Mahuru Māori whānau.
To help you get your workplace into the swing of things, here’re some great resources you can use:
- Greet people in te reo Māori – see how
- Answer the phone in te reo Māori – see how
- Change your email greetings/signatures to te reo Māori – see how
- Change the radio station to a local iwi radio station – find a station near you
- Post up common phrases the you use in the office, staff room and common places – browse resource library
- Label items in te reo Māori – view label suggestions
Mahuru Māori challenge in the work place
This September, the Recruitment and Talent team at Auckland Council are signing up to complete the ‘Mahuru Maori’ Challenge.
Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite says the Ministry is proud to support Mahuru Māori – an initiative that challenges people to only speak te reo Māori for the month of September.
For the first time staff at Waikato Regional Council have taken up the Mahuru Māori challenge to speak Māori during the whole month of September.