Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Share this

This week marks Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, 51 years on from when the Māori Language Petition was presented to Parliament on 14 September 1972. As well as reflecting on our personal journeys with te reo Māori, this week is also a great chance to reflect on the journey of te reo Māori in Parliament. The petition played a significant role in the journey to revitalise te reo Māori by calling for government recognition of the language as a taonga in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Parliament, New Zealand

As a foreigner in a far away land and coming from a country as culturally diverse as Mexico, making an effort to get involved with the indigenous culture of New Zealand has been an important part of my process assimilating here. I’m really lucky to be in a place that allows for us to get involved in learning Te Reo Māori (Māori language) and culture through Waiata (Māori song) classes.

At Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand, the kaimahi (workers) performed four Waiata for the manuhiri (visitors). Here are some of the pictures to commemorate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this year 2023.

Ka nui te mihi | Muchas gracias

This post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a commission should you choose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my links. It’s ok, I will only recommend products that I have personally used or care for – I love all of these products, and you will too! Learn more on my Private Policy page.

If you like this don’t forget to share or pin for later!

Thanks for reading and see you next time! ♡

For more content, these & more projects, check out my social media: 

cecyesparzadiaz

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hello, this blog is written by a young artist and traveler looking to share the world from her perspective. 

“I want to share things that inspire me: Different disciplines I learn along the way and experiences I have. Hoping to inspire whoever’s reading to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.” 

This blog is about life, art, travel, folklore, culture and everything in between.

Follow me for more!

Recent Blog Posts

thoughtful woman writing in notebook at home
cecyesparzadiaz

Mid Year Review 2024

Hello there, welcome to this Year’s Mid Year Review. In this blog, I’ll be reflecting on the first half of 2024, my goals, achievements, and thoughts. I actually didn’t set

Read More »
cecyesparzadiaz

May 2024

Hello, this month has been a slow one. I’ve kept at Spanish teaching for the moment. The New Zealand Art Show This post may contain affiliate links which means I

Read More »
cecyesparzadiaz

Eastern Walkway

Enjoy sweeping views over the south coast of Miramar Peninsula while walking through native bush on the Eastern Walkway. Loop back with an easy stroll along the coastline from Breaker

Read More »
cecyesparzadiaz

Aurora Austrialialis

This post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a commission should you choose to sign up for a program or make a purchase using my links. It’s

Read More »