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!

The Aranui Community Trust in Otautahi alongside the Aranui community, sung a waiata and had shared kai to celebrate, Te...

All classes have te Reo lessons weekly...

Ko te hiahia ki te whakanui i te hunga aumangea i kaha nei te poipoi i a mātou ki te...

I ako matau i tetahi pao, i kanikani, a, i kaitahi matau...

Te Pouahi bi-lingual Māori Medium classes along with kaiako me Whaea Tarn and Matua Ryan from Nelson Voice Collective and...

Our tamariki coming together to sing a waiata!...

Our Wiri campus did the Welding School and He honore waiata :)...

Manawatū District Council held our Māori Language Moment in our Council chambers...

Health Hawke's Bay in Hastings has been on a journey of learning Waiata and actions for the past year...

Room 24 sang and performed actions for a new waiata...

Radio tainui team...

The kaimahi of Mokai Patea Services came together with Reo Maori students from Taihape Area School to sing a Waiata...

Upper Hutt Kura performing underneath our rākau to celebrate Māori Language Moment...

Matua School (all 530 students and teachers and support staff) walked to the Otumoetai Pa where we had a Powhiri...

Our school of 270 students all got together at 12 and did some kapa haka...

Ko te pepeha o Mangapapa ...

Making Rakau...

We had lots of fun with this...

Some of our tamariki playing Hare in the Whare!...

GHA Rotorua celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this week with kēmu after our 9:00am karakia and waiata, every...

Our ECE centee ran several activities in Te Reo Maori at 12 noon on Monday so tamariki had a choice...

Rimu Hub at Parkvale School sung waiata including E Minaka Ana which celebrates te reo Maori...

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

Kete Akoranga - Rauemi grab bags available at the Tauranga City Libraries during Te wiki o te reo Māori...

My class and I enjoyed some action songs, some waiata and we finished making our Maori Creation story mural...

Kia ora...

We decided to sing or school song together as a whole school for the first time since lock down...

Our team of workers decided to say the karakia mo te kai for the taangata whaiora we support at our...

Women of Kapa Haka Incorporated ran a quiz on our facebook page encouraging our followers to translate some Australian icons...

For our Māori Language Moment we decided to korero me waiata Māori...

I’m representing Sepsis Trust NZ...

Tena koutou, we came together and celebrated through our languages of Aotearoa...

I had my class (and half of another class) enjoying a te reo Māori Kahoot quiz...

Celebrated my wā with kupu, waiata me Ngā toi Māori...

aroha from Nelson Bays ...

We had the whole academy join in to do their version of how they felt comfortable speaking te Reo Māori...

Kia ora...

Russell School in Cannons Creek Porirua preforming a Haka for Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori...

Singing waiata at White Heron Learning Centre ...

Exactly 100 people on the school field for Upoko-Pakihiwi-Puku-Hope-Waewae!...

Caritas joined over a million others participating in Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori, Māori language moment...

Kia ora koutou, our moment is two of our classes from Year's 1 - 6 at Cannons Creek School...

At Darfield High School we had all students in Year 7-10 listen and sing along to Aotearoa by Stan Walker...

Our office learnt Kia kaha tātou ki te kōrero Māori - Karawhiua...

At our kura we sang waiata...

We chose to jump on Facebook LIVE and teach people the importance of learning and mastering their vowels in order...

Aoraki Explorers in Timaru!...

Our waiata, sadly video failed at the end but love the opportunity to celebrate Te Reo Máori...

This is our organisation, Sport Waikato’s waiata written by our Roopu - we're pretty proud of it!...

My son Koroniria Ngarimu and I went to Rewanui Early Learning Centre in Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa (where I work and he attends)...

A chance for the Wonderlab team to practice and celebrate Te Reo Māori together...

Tēnā koutou e rau rangatira mā kua rarangahia ngā kaupapa hei whakarauora tō tātou reo tūpuna...

Here at Target Road School in Totara Vale, Tāmaki Makaurau we are on a journey to see, hear and feel...

This was our first time singing together as a family like this!...

Nuhaka School kapa Baka shown you my year 5/6 class...

The whole kura sang a waiata together but in their classrooms for safe distancing reasons...

He uiui whakangahau kai te haere ki te tari o Rotoiti 15 Trust...

We are so passionate about promoting and living Te Reo and Te Ao Māori in our centre...

All employees at nib health insurance nz have been undertaking a Maori language and culture course for the past 5...

Our work team did their very first waiata!...

"Ma whero ma pango ka oti te mahi"- "Through the co-operation of red and black the work will be done"...

Our kapa haka group lead our kura, Grey Main School, in our Maori Language Moment...

We loved having Te Wiki o te reo Māori Spotify playlist livening up our Pāpāmoa playcentre Monday morning...

Mauri tū Mauri Ora ...

Taught students in my class to play Takaro...

We're practising Purea Nei over zoom as a team :-)...

Ka haere ngatahi ngā te reo Māori me ònā kawenga tinirau...

Our Junior school joined together and sang Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi...

We gathered as a school (socially distant around the courts!...

This is our daily school karakia...

We sing a waiata each day before lunch the children love it...

My daughter loves to Pūkana...

Our two year old Tamariki sharing a special moment in the playground at Angels Childcare Centre in New Lynn Auckland...

Ko te tae o the ãniwaniwa 😀...

We shared a game of Pukana!...

He mea whakahirahira ki a mātou ki te tautoko tēnei kaupapa...

IPA Aotearoa NZ played whai - string game...

The tamariki at kahurangi all day kindergarten picked a waiata at mat time earlier that we all sung at 12pm...

The Orchard Business and Event Hub proudly took part in the Māori Language Moment to celebrate te reo Māori, along...

Playing a games of Tapu ae for Māori language moment with Year 9 PE class at Te iringa o kahukura...

We shared karakia and a kai speaking in as much te reo as we could for half an hour...

K26 at Kedgley Intermediate celebrated our moment learning about Maori Atua and singing different Waiata while we created our posters...

A mat time at our Kindergarten with tamariki enjoying singing a variety of different waiata...

We Day Programme Support Workers and our Kaumatua wanted to give back and share for the start of Maori week...

This is Greytown School performing the Wairarapa haka - Kō Wairarapa...

Nelson womens refuge sang te waiata E Tonu Nga Mea...

Contribution by the Education Review Office celebrating te reo Māori in the Māori Language Moment...

We are a cafe with visitors from all over the country and some from overseas who have been lucky enough...

When the karana went out to get together at 12pm for Te Wiki o te Reo our Kaimahi were all...

We sang Te Aroha and we are also greeting our clients in Te Reo and encouraging everyone to say one...

Our whole school participated in a performance of our local haka Tika Tonu...

We are Mercury came together and sung a Waiata across several sites using MS Teams...

The primary school gathered together for a karakia and waiata in our beautiful grounds on the slopes of Te Pahure...

Students at Greenmedows Intermediate sining Six60- Kia May Ki To Ukaipo ...

Ka tangi te titi

Ka tangi te kaka

Ka tangi hoki ahau

Tihei mauri ora!

...

I was happy to be a part of making history!...

We held a learner presentation event...

At Matamata Primary school we accepted a challenge to learn a ‘new to our school’ waiata - Dr Hirini Melbourne’s...

500 tamariki at Adventure School participating in karakia, waiata and haka!...

In our class we watched historic news footage about the petition and march to parliament...

May Road School tamariki planted nine kawakawa in our school garden...

Our RTLB Cluster 9 Otahuhu/Mangere celebrated Te Wiki o te reo Māori by allowing the Māori RTLB to open our...

At midday one class did a rakau sticks mat time with waiata and the other class did a karakia before...

Nga Tamariki at BestStart Te Aroha enjoy practising their waiata every day at mat time...

“Today I listened to the Taringa Punua Pāoho 📻 (podcast) while at mahi!...

To celebrate the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week, Utilities Disputes joined the Māori Language Moment at...

We used "workplace" (like facebook for organisations) to encourage staff to pause at midday and korero te reo...

Arahi time playing rakau!...

Rm 1 at Oto South School had fun weaving heart fridge magnets for our whanau while singing along to our...

Students at Royal Oak Intermediate School stood proudly under our NZ and Maori flag singing our school song...

Ruma Takahe year 2 waiata time at 12pm...

Because of Covid in Auckland, we decided to all Zoom into our collective moment for the whole school...

Te whānau rumaki reo o Te Rakiātea Bathgate Park school e whakatairanga ana i to tātou reo mā te waiata...

Red Beach Primary School Kapa Haka Rōpu...

I read three books in te reo Māori to a huge group of tamariki at my school (Halswell School in...

E Toru Ngā Mea is a popular hīmene or Māori hymn...

Waiata with colleagues at Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu in Ōtautahi...

We were on the way back from our road trip with our little tamariki...

Our 3 year old son getting his waiata on wearing his MLW tshirt 😍...

He whakatau te kaupapa mo te kaimahi hou a Laura Thompson (tuarua mai Te taha katau) no Kāi Tahu ki...

Ko Dakoda-Raine tēnei, te pōtiki o tōna whānau...

Panui pukapuka!...

kia ora I wrote a poem on my fb page...

I was teaching Japanese during the Maori Language Moment!...

I prepared some new (for me) te reo phrases and used them across the day at work...

Ko te wā karakia mō mātau, kāre e kō atu...

Yoobee Colleges City Road has been having moments all week and we will send with a Te Wiki o Te...

Faith...

Listening to Kiri te Kanawa sing waiata commenced my interest in Maori language and history...

Kua waiata ahau te waiata ‘ko Te Waipomanu’...

I shared my favourite kīwaha "Karawhiua!...

My housemates and I sang 'E te iwi e' at 12 noon to mark the Moment...

We are resource teachers of learning and behaviour...

Did this at Lynfield college with students ...

I labelled my kid's lunches every day this week, writing a message on the outside of their pouaka kai and...

I completed the word games that Stacey Morrison shared on Twitter, and then sang along with a couple of colleagues...

We held a zui on Tuesday which was co-hosted by one of our Māori partners Tamarapa Lloyd and fellow partner...

I got together with other Māori living in Tiamani and across Europe for a Zui at midday our time...

Kia ora koutou,...

I whakapai au i taku kakahu!...

My moment was very much that: a moment in time...

I love languages...

View Road kura in Waiuku showing their passion for Te Reo...

Room 5 Peterhead School 14th Mahuru 2020 at 12pm...

I used Te Reo throughout the day as much as I could...

Wiri centra mokai unit performing for our mokopuna at Te Wiri kohanga reo...

Kiaora!...

I decided to pānui these pukapuka to expand my reo...

Kia ora, I practiced saying Maori words that I can use when teaching Human Physiology during my moment...

We went Live on our Kohanga Facebook page with our Karakia mo te kai ...

Tāku haerenga...

Beauden and his crazy aunty dancing and singing to his favourite waiata...

I sent a greeting in Te Reo to my exclusively Pakeha work place...

I incorporated waiata that I had learnt in piki te hauora class here in Oz...

Only playing music video clips in te reo Maori for our 18 month old, who absolutely loves watching music videos,...

Kia ora koutou,...

Tēna koutou Katoa inanahi i haere au ki te tangi o etahi o āku hoa...

I had planned to catch up with some friends to sing waiata and play kēmu, but I had to drive...

My class and I joined with some others to sing tutira mai at Aorere College!...

🌿We are Born & Bred in Aotearoa Te Reo is our language ...

I decided to sing one of the waiatas I was taught in Kura Pо̄ (Unitec Māori evening classes) for ym...

As I work as a Physio (sole practitioner) I decided to block out some time at 12pm to record a...

One of my dearest lifelong friends...

Tēnã koutou katoa...

I just took the opportunity to post a favourite whakatauki on FB...

I spent the day listening to a Playlist of Maori waiatas and at my place of mahi we had a...

Kei te kainga au i taua wā, ko au anake, nā reira i waea au ki tētahi hoa, kōrerorero ai...

At work we listened and sang along to waiata anthems...

I sat beside my computer in the sun with the birds singing outside in the rural land we live with...

I am a Wahine Māori on my Te Reo Māori learning journey...

I was born in India, brought up learning 2 languages in addition to English, but i always was terrible at...

Hoihoi Turituri, Nā Ruia Aperahama...

Ko Cecilia Tuiomanufili ahau...

I introduced our work meeting in Te Reo Māori and welcomed all to the hui...

Ruma whitu ...

We created our own tī rākau which was fun, then we all learnt some actions which was even more fun!...

I work at Te Puna Toiora at the university of Canterbury which is a research group for mental health and...