September 10 2019 – Graedon Parker
Greetings to our global family
This week is Te Reo Māori Language Week.
Time for us all to practise te reo!
9 - 15 Mahuru | 9 - 15 September
Intrdoucing Tī Kākāriki - our new "Green Tea" Kombucha brew, available in a 4 pack or 12x888ml box delivered free in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) for the month of Mahuru (September).
Te wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) has been celebrated each year from 1975 after around 100 years of prohibition in New Zealand schools
Te Reo Māori is a taonga (treasure) of Māori, guaranteed under the Treaty of Waitangi. But the Māori Language Act 2016 also makes clear it is for every New Zealander and a valued part of our national identity.
Māori language week is an opportunity for concentrated celebration, promotion, encouragement of the #revitalisationof this beautiful language, and every minute of every hour of every day is a Māori language minute – we can choose to use te reo – every time we do, even just a ‘Kia ora!’ contributes to revitalisation.
Kia kaha te reo Māori!
Stand strong in the Reo!