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.


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!


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.

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


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