Te Reo Māori

He taiāniwhaniwha te haramai nei: A tsunami of regression is imminent

Te Matahiapo Safari Hynes writes on what the new government's policies mean for Māori.

We quiz people on Māori words

Do you know your tuakana from your teina?

Hawai’ians natives inspired to learn language by Māori

"If people do not use the Hawai’ian language, it will cease to exist."

Why karakia is more than just a tick box exercise

You might have noticed the use of karakia in public meetings keeps making headlines recently.

How to say Whanganui correctly

We spoke to iwi historian Che Wilson about this.

Kōhanga reo shortage across New Zealand leaves Māori whānau desperate

“Absolutely, all Māori children should have access to Māori medium education and knowledge.”

Māori weather presenter Te Rauhiringa Brown reacts to public feedback

Te Rauhiringa Brown is a reporter at TVNZ and since July, she been presenting the weather.

‘Learning Te Reo helped me form a deeper connection to my Sri Lankan heritage’

We talked to four tauiwi (non-Māori) about their journey with te reo Māori.

Only 25% of Māori spoke te reo in 1960. Now Māori fluency is growing

Almost 8% of New Zealanders can speak te reo at least fairly well, which is up from 6.1% in 2018.

‘There’s no B in te reo Māori’: Whisper Challenge

Here’s a fun way to add some new kupu to your kite this Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

How colonisers went from learning te reo Māori to trying to exterminate it

“We were taught that everything they were doing was good and everything we were doing was bad."

Artist Tayla Hartemink talks about her Te Wiki o te Reo Māori illustration

"I do a lot of my art based off mātauranga Māori. I learn and wānanga a lot with my kaumātua."

Nau mai ki Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

Welcome to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

‘You’re not going to get a job in te reo Māori’: 3 people who proved this wrong

Today we are seeing the fruits of sacrifices whānau have made in order to save the language.

Te reo Māori only became an official language in NZ 35 years ago today

Now almost 25% of Māori speak te reo as a first language.

Hori’s Pledge: campaign to correct the country’s name to Aotearoa

It's a pushback against Don Brash's Hobson's Pledge.

New bilingual traffic signs for schools

2000 schools across Aotearoa will eventually have school traffic signs signs in te reo and English.

Make te reo Māori a compulsory subject, Race Relations Commissioner says

Prioritising the language will help race relations in Aotearoa, the Commissioner says.

What Aotearoa can learn about sustainable fisheries in Iceland

“Most of the policies and resource management that we have in place for the ocean and freshwater restrict the rights of iwi. So what we need…

Learning we are not alone | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 10

Wāti and her sister Meadow talk about their bond growing up together in the final episode.

The siblings behind a Māori musical theatre show

We sit down with the creators of Whakapaupakihi.

Foreshore and Seabed: an explainer on the biggest protest Aotearoa has seen

“The country was divided on the issue, as were the members in Government.”

Rangatahi react to eating kānga pirau (rotten corn) for the first time

“It looks like porridge but it doesn’t smell like it!”

‘Laughing helps’: @jordynwitha_why on combating racism with humour

“I thought music and comedy would be a great strategy to highlight and discuss issues like racism.”

Inside mau rākau, the Māori martial art

“My taiaha heals me and guides me through this world.”