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Performers at Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori Festival
Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori Festival
Kei te tino koa mātou, ki te whakanui Te Wiki o te reo Māori! This year Wellington City Council has partnered with Taranaki Whānui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa to create an exciting programme of events, produced by Tāwhiri events company, to celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori, 14 – 18 September. Events are free or available at affordable rates, or on a sliding pay scale, so everyone’s welcome and encouraged to pay what they can. Details and bookings at:

Tōku Reo, Tōku Ohooho: Te Huringa Tau 50 o Te Petihana Reo Māori | Te Petihana Reo Māori 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei kaupapa hei whakamaumaharatanga atu ki ngā tau e rima tekau kua pahure mai i te whakapuakanga o te Petihana Reo Māori ki te Whare Pāremata.
Fifty years to the day it was taken to Parliament on 14 September the Māori language petition (Te Petihana) is being exhibited in its entirety. Take your whānau along to see this taonga at the Te Puna Foundation Gallery, National Library, between Wednesday 14 September and Saturday 3 December. More exhibition information.

He Toa Takitiki

This Māori music festival will run for the week of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, starting Monday 12 September. The showcase is a mix of Māori-style soul, R &B, hip  hop, reggae, electronica and jazz.  There will be one free showcase concert per day. Details here on the te reo Māori music festival. 

Tūpiki Ora Action Plan 

Following the signing of the Tūpiki Ora Māori strategy in May, the Action Plan was adopted unanimously by the Pūroro Rangaranga Social, Cultural, and Economic Committee on 1 September. Mana Whenua, Māori, and the Council have co-developed the strategy.  Together, we are committed to a vision of everyone in this city thriving, creating the future we want for all our mokopuna. Kia mauri ora te taiao, kia mauri ora te whānau, kia mauri ora te ao Māori. 
The plan will be available on the Tūpiki Ora strategy page shortly.

Elections - Māori Ward 

Wellington City Elections are coming up, and this will be the first time that voters on the Māori roll in Wellington will be able to vote in the new Te Whanganui-a-Tara ward. Voting packs will be posted out in the week from 16 September, and voting closes at midday 8 October. Read about the candidates here.

Mahau app poster - celebrating te reo Māori in Wellington


Mataaho Aronui is proud to be launching a new language app celebrating te reo Māori in Wellington, on 23 September. Mahau is an app developed alongside Mana Whenua to help people speak and understand the dialects of te reo in Wellington.  Mahau will help beginners with words and pronunciation of everyday phrases and sentences, as well as Wellington destinations and place names. It will also help the user to build their pepeha & mihimihi.
Mahuru Māori
This month is Mahuru Māori, when we’re all challenged to add more te reo to our days. Visit the site to register and to hear Poutiaki Reo/Tikanga Lindsay Puaheiri Snowden give some words of encouragement. It doesn’t matter whether your reo skills stop at kia ora, or you can whaikōrero on the marae with the best of them – everyone can join in.
Ka tangi te wharauroa, ko ngā karere a Mahuru
When the shining cuckoo calls, he is the messenger of spring

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