Kua tae ki te wā e te whānau! Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, when te reo is proudly marched down the street, when staffrooms around the country are suddenly covered in post-it note reo and when all the Karens and Dons prepare for the apocalypse.

Now I know what you might be thinking. Bit tokenistic isn't it? Shouldn’t te reo Māori be celebrated and profiled every week of the year?

Well, you’re not wrong. There are plenty of totally valid mixed feelings to be had in regards to this week. But Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has a long and significant history, so we’ve made a short and very abridged history of reo revitalisation and Te Wiki o te reo Māori.

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Welcome to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Affirmations for when you need a reminder of your connection to Te Reo Māori

Meet the artist behind our Te Wiki o te Reo Māori images: Pounamu Wharekawa