Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori | Your Moments

One Million Moments

On 14 September at 12pm over 1 million of you took part in the Māori Language Moment. In joining our Māori Language Moment, you became part of a movement that began a generation ago. Check out some of the awesome moments from across the motu and share your favourites to inspire others to join the movement. 

Honour our past, celebrate the present, and join together for our future.

Kia kaha te reo Māori!
Kia kaha Aotearoa!

I ordered my coffee in Te Reo Māori and spent the afternoon doing my mahi on the Tipu app

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Our tamariki singing the national anthem of Aotearoa...

Enabling Good Lives Waikato decided to dedicate this waiata in sign language to remember The Māori language petition delivered to...

I said my Pepeha today at work for the first time, I felt pretty whakama but supported and it was...

The children enjoyed performing a song they had learnt for Matariki...

I led a moment every day at 12pm for the whole week...

Here's a glimpse of the concert we did during the Maori Language Week...

Due to Covid-19 we have not been able to hold Kotahitanga day with our Kaumatua...

As a kindergarten we came together and sang waiata...

We did some kapa haka and a new game that the children have been learning...

I stepped out of my comfort zone & started working as a Kaimahi this year in June...

Our entire school of 111 tauira went to our hall to sing 2 waiata to celebrate Te Waa Tuku Reo...

Our company decided to put a display together of Taonga and a little explanation about them and then we had...

I have been teaching the students about the weather in te reo Māori...

Moving from Auckland to the West Coast...

This is our memory tray for this weeks Brain Training Exercise Home Work...

Opening practice sessions with Whakatauki, team members having an opportunity to find a suitable opening and closing in Te Reo...

Ko Tracey Tooku ingoa Kei Te ako Au e Te reo maori Ko Te Awanuiarangi Te whare wanaga Kei Te...

Coming together to share our voice in waiata...

He manawa whakahirahira ahau ki te Maori, he pai ki ahau taaku tamahine i te kōhanga hei kawe i to...

Our Te Reo moment in 2020… We decided to celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori at noon on the 14th...

Celebrating both Te Reo Māori and NZ Sign Language with the hīmene 'Wairua Tapu'...

Daily emails within our organisation encouraging the use of Reo...

AUT BSR Year 2 students at Toi Ohomai in Tauranga sending out a big Kia Ora for Mahuru Māori ❤️...

We had fun singing in the pool...

Working in an Early Childhood Centre we were outside when 12:00 came around, drawing around our bodies with chalk...

At 12pm the team at Royal Society TeApārangi came together to waiata ...

We said karakia kai together, had a yummy vegetarian kai then did a reo Māori quiz...

Our school performed the school haka and we had a photo booth available for tamariki...

Akoranga ki te tari o Maataa Waka...

My name is Ray T Isaacs...

It was fun to know the Maori words...

The ESOL students at Lincoln High School really enjoyed learning waiata in their ESOL classes...

We had many moments throughout this incredibly important week which included a waiata, speaking te reo, learning about key historical...

I have an Instagram account that's about all things board gaming, with a focus on diversity...

Karawhiua ngā huakau ki te tākaro Ariki...

Waiata sung by tamariki of Natural Steps...

Made an ipu whenua and Kawakawa pēpi balm at a Whānau Mai class for my pending pēpi...

TOP Singing Purea Nei: The Opportunities Party wants to enable New Zealand to release the constraints of sub-standard policy-making, be...

E to mātou Mātua i te rangi, Kia tapu tōu ingoa...

Melanie -RTLB...

At 12pm i was changing my pump on my sewerage system but stopped to soak in the beauty of our...

Tēnā koe, I waiata mātou "Te Kāreti o Kawana" i ētahi waiata rongonui, ā, I hakaina hoki te haka o...

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 💚 At 12pm on Monday, I met the brother Glen...

kia ora! I met with ToiToi (Te Matua a Māui Opera House and Kahurangi dance company...

Kia Ora this is my son Noa born in England living Australia...

I work for a medical centre in Cambridge nz and this was my contribution fir te wiki o te reo...

Students at Iqra school in New lynn spent the week playing Poi rākau, and learnt the two commands mauī and...

We sang EIAIE in my Year 3 class...

We stopped our kōrero in the workshop we were attending and everyone stood and sang a waiata...

I shared my pepeha with my Executive Team ...

I sang the national anthem, very loudly, in te reo!...

I did The Lords Prayer in Te Reo and put my video on my FB page...

Spontaneous visit from my dad...

The small, diverse team at Eldernet worked on their te reo all week...

Kia ora, I went to Maori TV's Toku Reo, which I love...

Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori - the Māori Language Moment was celebrated at Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua campus as the Māori...

listend to a te reo maori podcast via spotify - sorry i didnt manage to capture a photo...

Douglas Park School, coming together to sing Purea Nei...

Sent a work email in Te Reo...

I listened to the beautiful language and greeted people on my walk with Morena and Kia Ora

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My students practicing during our weekly Kapa Haka lesson...

Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre Celebrating te reo Maori

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Marek and Kerri from Ngā Ānahera Māori in Los Angeles perform 2 waiata...

I work in a call-centre so while I'm doing my mahi I was listening to waiata from my phone and...

Kua tunu keke mātou, kua kōrero Māori mō ngā kupu kai katoa me ngā kupu mahi...

We gathered all our students and staff to sing a waiata we learnt in celebration of Te Reo Māori...

Workbridge had fun in a nationwide Te Reo Maori quiz at 12...

At Mangatangi school we sang waiata for our Maori Language moment...

I played E Papa and sang along with my daughter to that as well as son Annika Moa Te Reo...

Karakia on the beach...

Played a board game with friends and only spoke to each other in te reo Maori as much as we...

I said morena, every morning to my family and work colleagues, it's become the norm for me to say it...

Featherston School were having our usual Friday afternoon Kapa Haka practise...

Our Y9 and 10 students all joined together in the school gym...

Visiting Waikoropūpu Springs just outside Takaka last weekend after stopping to research my whanau to do my pepiha and whakapapa...

Tyrell Ngatai celebrates for Te Reo...

Tamariki @ Little Sunbeams tore o puanga Mayfair...

Invited all of my work mates to greet each other with a morena or Kia Ora ...

At midday, a few in our rōpu, sang a waiata...

Ānei ētahi o ngā kaimahi o te Whare Pukapuka o H B Williams...

My wee grandson and I are learning to count in Te Reo, today it was while hanging out the washing...

At Papatoetoe Central School we joined in with the Māori Language Movement by...

I was proud to sing a song in Maori to my grandsons Erere taku poi ...

Celebrating Te Reo Maori at Toi Ohomai, Windermere campus...

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Capital Magazine had a chat with Awanui Te Huia (in English and...

Nga kaimahi no te tari o Te Puni Kokiri ki Tamaki Makaurau...

Tauira and Kaiako at Green Bay High School participated in kemu Maori, flashmob haka and choreographed a tik tok dance...

Leant lots of new Maori words and Wendy and me enjoyed researching our whakapaoa...

I sang Ma te aroha to my grandchildren...

I did Kai Karakia with tōku tamariki before having lunch kai 👌...

This was our Kura at 12:00pm, assembled together - He whakamoemiti ki te Atua Kaha Rawa...

This was the National Hauora Coalition's contribution to the national launch of the Mahuru Maori kiriata...

Joining with staff and visitors for waiata at Auckland War Memorial Museum...

CORE whānau in Ōtautahi and online across Aotearoa participated in Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori | Māori language moment by...

I'm Māori and finally at a place where I really want to increase my knowledge and fluency of te reo...

I te ahiahi nei, ka hui maaua ko Tom i runga i te ipurangi, korerorero ai...

I was at a business meeting in a cafe at the garden centre so I moved to the area where...

Leigh School singing our school Waiata ...

School wide karakia and himene...

Our whole Kura had a celebration...

Tamariki learning about our taonga ...

This is Isaiah my 3 year old boy who is very interested in learning and hopefully becoming more fluent in...

Using Te Re Maori to greet people everyday!...

I went to my sons school and taught his class of year 2-4s what poi toa was and how to...

Unfortunately I can not share a video or photo of our moment as some of our whānau don't want their...

My Te reo moment comes from my 5yr old granddaughter...

Royal Oak Intermediate School says Kia Kaha Te Reo Maori!...

Shared Kia Mau ki tō Ūkaipō by Six60 with my colleagues and sung along! ...

Singing waiata as a kura...

Working at home- doing my study with Te Wānanga o Raukawa and listening to Waiata: Māori Langauge Week on Spotify...

Whaea Sandra from Community Two at Warkworth School read the children a book in Te Reo Maori and translated along...

Kei te pēhea koe? Kei te ngenge...

I paanuitia teetehi pukapuka i tohoku waa Maori i te Wiki o te reo Maaori, i piraki au te wero...

My moment via Facebook live

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I haere mātou ko te tira Ngā Uki o Te Mounga ki Te Pō Patapātai ki Te Papa Tongarewa ki...

Ko Ramari Taute–Samuels raaua ko Te Rongopai Cheyene Kara...

What an awesome start to our kura “Te wiki o te Reo Maaori”...

Happy Wiki o te Reo Māori!!

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I te whakatau matou i a matua Meng Foon, te Kaihautu o Te Whakawhananungatanga-a-Iwi i to matou kura o Tirimoana...

I said a karakia over lunch with my family...

Our Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Moment took place in the atrium of the University of Waikato Tauranga campus,...

A fun lesson in 12 Tourism at Rotorua Lakes High School today...

Waiata with kaumātua lunch time tēnēi rā at a Kaumātua group

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Here are some of us playing Tākaro yesterday at 12😊

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This is only the half of our team...

Our Maori Language Moment...

Our team singing for our moment!

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We had a Bingo game in our workplace at Wesley Community Centre with small prizes in Maori language...

Nga Tamatane o Whangarei e whakanui ana te wiki o te reo ma te haka o te kura...

As a beginner I practiced my Mihi, which I am gaining more confidence with...

Te Wā Tuku Reo ki Ahitereiria...

Nga hihi o Tamanuitera e whakamānawa atu nei te wiki o te reo Māori...

Never have these ataahua akonga had the pleasure to do maori art before...

Tēnā koutou katoa...

We organised a Kahoot to kick off our celebrations for Mahuru Māori/Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori...

This is the Karakia I said at mahi at 12pm before our hui started ...

RTLB Tuawhitu o Akarana sang 'A Ha Ka Ma Na' waiata together in the office at midday...

We have invited each of our kaimahi to present a whakatauki that brings meaning to our joint mahi...

Having some fun with whaea Kiriana sounding out vowels and enjoyed being more mindful to speak Te Reo more throughout...

We stood outside our classrooms and performed the waiata that we've been practising for the upcoming Taiopenga festival in Blenheim...

Today I had my first Private Te Reo and tikanga tutorial with Hiria - ka mau te wehi ...

Kua tae mai a TJ Perenara ki to Tatou Marae I MATATA, Rangiaohia 2020...

Literacy Waitākere had many moments! We usually sing a waiata every morning together with all the staff and students, but...

I ako au tētahi o ngā karakia ko Tēnei au nā Te Heikoko Katerina Mataira te kaitito i ako au...

Kia mau ki to ukaipo, we sang/danced to with staff and students...

Room 3, Holy Cross Catholic School say the Sign of the Cross before and after their Kai Korero...

I taua wā i haere mai tētahi tui ki te matapihi kia mihi ai...

1972 the petition for Māori Language Day was delivered to parliament...

Gunnedah Preschool, Gunnedah NSW Australia...

It was a short quiz sharing with my team...

Ko au ko koe ...

I te waiata au, e taraiwa ana ki te hari i nga Meals On Wheels ki ngā kaumātua...

Love singing Ehara, perfect song for a perfect moment in history!...

Sharing and discussing a Whakatauki with the students in my class...

At 11:55am the whole school, gathered in our meeting area to join the national celebration and grow the energy...

When i heard my first kupu maori " haramai ki konei " come over here...

On Friday our classroom practiced with Te Rakau...

At 12 noon on Monday 14th September, we came together and celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori...

Working alongside our future, our Ranagatahi...

we usually have divided mat times this year we all came together on the mat to sing our favorite waiata...

This week SkyCity joined over a million others in the Māori Language Moment, celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori,...

I wanted my mokos to celebrate te wiki o te reo Maori week by using their picture as my social...

Me and my pepe love Kapa Haka...

We love singing together...

A beautiful and peaceful moment at Lynfield College where every class participated to promote well being and te Reo...

Here at South Waikato District Council, we have a internal cultural advisory group named Whiria te Tangata...

Huihuinga o te kura (whole school assembly via zoom), Ngā kēmu (rotation of activities led by kaiako) including: Ki-O-Rahi, Takahia...

Along with Cilla Raukawa’s Room 2 students, Room 6 tamariki had such a fantastic time learning this waiata...

Tohorā nui, is one of our favourite songs...

My team at Avondale Library have been practicing how to introduce themselves and their roles in te reo Māori well...

15 people from the establishment team of Taumata Arowai - (currently part of DIA) setting up Aotearoa’s new three waters...

Did Maori made fun puzzles , got a phrase to learn as well and named animals with my mokos out...

Year 7-10 at Samuel Marsden Collegiate all singing our school Waiata -Hamuera Matene at 12pm...

We shared a beautiful karakia before Kai, and the children enjoyed listening to te reo songs...

Tamariki at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto in Õtautahi playing Poi Rakau as part of the Māori Language Moment 2020...

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori at Monte!...

Speak Up-Kōrerotia: Hōtaka reo irirangi me tētahi papapātai i te reo Māori, ā, ngā whakaaro o 12 ngā tāngata mō...

I would love to have a special moment with you by joining me to sing one of my favorite Maori...

I was on a road trip so I sang a waiata ...

Our tamariki doing the haka during the Maori Language moment...

Staff from Rotorua Library and the Children's Health Hub came together to waiata and welcome manuhiri into Te Aka Mauri...

Fernridge School in Masterton have joined the movement song with six60...

I played Māori kids songs on YouTube for my kids to listen and dance to...

The staff at NZMA Waikato performed Ka Pioioi flash mob style at 12pm in our campus hallway on Monday...

Kia ora, For Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori at Pukekohe High School we started with karakia tīmatanga and whakawhanaungatanga with...

I shared this as a post on our Stats NZ internal Facebook and on my Teams chat page...

We are so proud of our tamariki! On Monday we were lead by our year 7 and 8 Te Reo...

Ka waiata maatou 'Rangiaawhea' te waiata o taa maatou kura...

Waverley Park School, Invercargill...

Spent 30 minutes reading Scotty Morrisons Te Reo Maori pukapuka...