New Zealand has its very own language, Māori! Along with English and NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language), te reo Māori is has been an official language of Aotearoa since 1987.
Every year Māori Language Week is held to promote the indigenous language and celebrate the culture.
New Zealanders are encouraged to learn some te reo Māori and are given the chance to experience the culture with events scheduled around the country.
In 2021 Māori Language Week is to be held 14 September to 20 September (14-20 Mahuru).
Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September starting on a Monday and ending on the following Sunday.
For more information on how you can participate, visit https://www.tewikiotereomaori.co.nz/