Six ways we’re celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Here at ACE New Zealand we all use Māori words here and there, but for Māori Language Week 2021 it’s time to push ourselves a bit further. We’ve gathered some links below that relate to our mahi, and we’ll be joining the Māori Language Moment at midday tomorrow.

Maori Language Week 2021

A playlist for the Māori Language Moment    

The Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori, is encouraging everyone in Aotearoa to stop and take a moment for te reo Māori at 12pm on Tuesday 14 September. It’s hoped to be the world’s biggest celebration of an endangered language. You could be learning, speaking, singing or even just listening to te reo. The ACE New Zealand team will be tuning in to the ‘Waiata Reo Māori’ playlist on Spotify.  

Māori Language Moment 

Te reo for online meetings 

Feel like you need to freshen up your video calls? Here's a great resource to learn words and phrases for Zoom and Teams meetings. When you’re ready, Tukuna mai te tono hiu (send me the meeting invite).  

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Macrons, pronunciation and te reo at work   

The Diversity Agenda has collated some useful resources to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, such as how to sharpen up on your pronunciation and set up your keyboard so it’s easy to use Māori macrons / tohutō.  

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10 Māori words every consultant or engineer should know  

Troy Brockbank is Pou Ārahi - Māori Advisory Lead at Pattle Delamore. For Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020 he showed us how easy it is to incorporate te reo into our working lives – and we reckon it’s worth sharing again.  

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Māori in Engineering podcast  

University of Canterbury student Alyce Lysaght hosts a regular podcast Māori in Engineering to showcase Māori stories in the engineering world. Her work shines a light on how the values of te ao Māori can be integrated into the industry. 

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Quiz yourself: 100 Māori words and phrases every Kiwi should know 

This is an oldie but a goodie - the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has a list of 100 Māori words and phrases every New Zealander should know, such as 'waiata', 'tamaiti' and 'kaumātua'. Newshub turned it into a quiz, providing a great opportunity to challenge your workmates.   

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