We asked you to join us for our Māori Language Moment and you made history by creating the largest, single celebration of the Māori language in history.

Never have so many people ever celebrated our language together at the same time.

In joining our Māori Language Moment, you became part of a Māori Language Movement that began a generation ago when, in 1972, 30,000 signatures were delivered to Parliament calling for te reo Māori to be taught in schools. Those language champions always had future generations in its sights and so do we.

We want to grow one million speakers by 2040. 

Sign up now to be part of the movement.

BE INSPIRED

Ideas to help you get started. It could be as easy as playing (and singing along to) a Māori language waiata, starting your Zoom call with "mōrena", or blessing your kai with a karakia!

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People have signed up to take part

Tūhono mai ki Te Rangaihi Reo Māori: Join the Māori Language Movement.

By signing up, you’re committing to learn and speak as much te reo as you can, alongside a million others.

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

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

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

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

St Joseph’s Catholic School Ōpōtiki - Ōpōtiki - Along with Cilla Raukawa’s Room 2 students, Room 6 tamariki had such a fantastic time learning this waiata...

St Joseph’s Catholic School Ōpōtiki - Ōpōtiki - Along with Cilla Raukawa’s Room 2 students, Room 6 tamariki had such a fantastic time learning this waiata...

Beststart Montessori Otumoetai - Tauranga -

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

Beststart Montessori Otumoetai - Tauranga -

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

Sarah - Auckland - Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori at Monte!...

Sarah - Auckland - Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori at Monte!...

Lois - New Plymouth - Kindergarten Taranaki office...

Lois - New Plymouth - Kindergarten Taranaki office...

Jo - We chose to sing E tū kahikatea as the name of our farm and nursery is Kahikatea Farm...

Jo - We chose to sing E tū kahikatea as the name of our farm and nursery is Kahikatea Farm...

Isaac - Ōtepoti - An acoustic cover of part of Aotearoa by Stan Walker...

Isaac - Ōtepoti - An acoustic cover of part of Aotearoa by Stan Walker...

Hemi - Waitakere - I waiatatia ai e te kura katoa te waiata o Whaea Pania Papa, katahi ka kawea te haka o Te...

Hemi - Waitakere - I waiatatia ai e te kura katoa te waiata o Whaea Pania Papa, katahi ka kawea te haka o Te...

Hine - Wairoa -

Wairoa wanted to offer the whole community an opportunity to participate in the Maori Language Moment so we organised a...

Hine - Wairoa -

Wairoa wanted to offer the whole community an opportunity to participate in the Maori Language Moment so we organised a...

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki - Thames - Kaimahi of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki gathered together at 12 noon for our Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori moment...

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki - Thames - Kaimahi of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki gathered together at 12 noon for our Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori moment...

Future Focus Early Learning Centre. - Papamoa - We are so passionate about promoting and living Te Reo and Te Ao Māori in our centre...

Future Focus Early Learning Centre. - Papamoa - We are so passionate about promoting and living Te Reo and Te Ao Māori in our centre...

Workplaces, schools and groups that have joined us

Brooklyn Primary School

Tennent Brown Architects

Epsom Girls Grammar School

Douglas Park School

Department of Corrections

Hobsonville School

MANUKURA

Winchester School

Paparoa Street School

Kidsfirst Kindergartens Wales Street

Growing Minds

Rangiora High School

Canterbury District Health Board (Corporate Office)

The Good Registry

Trade Aid

Kumeu Montessori Preschool

Young Enterprise Trust

Fire and Emergency NZ

Elite Early Childhood Education

Featherston School

Mangere Central School

Otago Polytechnic

Department of Conservation

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao

Dev Academy