This week is https://www.tewikiotereomaori.co.nz/about/Te wiki o te Reo – Maori language week.
The chosen theme for 2019 is again ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’.
‘Kia Kaha’ is well understood in New Zealand English with its meaning of ‘be strong’. We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re saying – ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong’.
Here at Compass FM we had the tamariki come in from Rangiora Borough School come in and record some Phrases for Te Wiki o te Reo language for us to learn.