He Toa Reo Māori, 50 years on

Te Petihana Reo Māori 50th Anniversary Event

A national commemorative event will be held at Parliament to mark the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition from 11:30am – 1pm on 14 September. Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei hui ahurei!

Everyone is welcome to join the national commemorations during Māori Language Week. There will be formal speeches, live music, free kai and a moment for all of us to celebrate te reo Māori!

There will be a livestream for public viewing and if COVID or bad weather stops this from being a large public event, this will be advertised on this webpage as well as our Facebook page.

Event details
Parliament forecourt, corner of Lambton Quay and Molesworth St, Pipitea Wellington
Wenerei 14 o Hepetema (Wednesday 14 September)
11:30am – 1pm
Kore utu | Free to attend

Arrival from: 11am
Opening karakia and speeches: 11:30am
Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori – Māori Language Moment: 12pm
Free kai and entertainment 12:30pm -1pm 


The event will be broadcasted live on:

Click ‘going’ on our Facebook event page to stay updated on the event. If you are a group, organisation or school, we ask that you register your numbers here.