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!

A display I have made in my ECE centre I teach at a call for all kaiako and centre whānau...

Introducing myself in te reo on a Marae...

I was working at home alone due to covid...

Thankful to live in Aotearoa & being able to learn & enjoy our heritage...

Kia ora and thanks for the opportunity for Maori moment, We got together with 5 ladies from different services to...

Together my daughter and I read ‘Kei te pēhea koe’...

Our classroom learnt the waiata 'E minaka ana' in the weeks before Te Wiki o te reo Māori so that...

Osu and kia ora!...

Broadcasting Te Aroha over the Office Intercom to let the whole place know all about Te Reo :-) Ka rawe...

I listened to the classic song Poi E and looked up the words so I could sing along...

I went to a Pepeha workshop provided by our workplace...

Kia Ora Koutou, ...

I love the sound of Te Reo!...

Counting in te reo with a 2 year old I work with...

I was driving to the Cathedral where I work as an Anglican priest and noticed it was 12pm so I...

I played and sang Te Aroha at each point we visited along the Kaipara Harbour...

To help me be a better early childhood educator ...

Was in the car between work visits but managed to zoom into our work waiata we sung whakarongo AND made...

Myself and 2 work colleagues were encouraged by our workplace leadership to participate in 'Maori Language Moment'...

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with Āta-Rei/Ada-Rey!...

A went for a walk with my puppy and we listened to the Spotify Waiata: Maori Language week...

From Mid-day on Monday 15 September I spent my time learning to remember, recite and pronounce the Nga Tau, Tahi...

Sung a waiata from where mai late husband came from Te Tairawhiti...

I teach health psychology to level 6 students at New Zealand College of Massage...

Here are my eldest daughter, Zarnie and I, practicing “E Papa” with our home made Rākau...

Day2 of our week and we are using Poi E to karanga to our people to gather for our hui...

I'm a school counsellor and I wondered how it would work to stop a client in the middle of an...

Sandspit Road School Waiuku gathered together outside ( Level 2...

I work at Te Puna Kōhungahunga which is a Māori childcare of Auckland University...

My bilingual class joined in saying our school mihimihi and sang a waiata...

In the middle of a meeting, I paused with three colleauges, to each share a kiwaha...

I sang the waiata Purea Nei ...

E waiata ana mātou...

Our workplace are celebrating by having a Te Reo challenge that runs for the week of Te Wiki o Te...

Sent email greetings in the Māori Language!...

We made a fun korero game for my young tama...

Tena Koutou...

At Havelock North High our staff were recorded singing our school song ‘’Pepeha” and was streamed into classrooms for the...

karakia mo te kaupapa-blessing for the occasion...

Our Kura stood in solidarity in groups and sung waiata!...

Waiata me te mahi toi...

My work colleagues (6 of us ) joined our head office team by zoom to sing a waiata together...

We had our whanau mai te Murihiku ki Tamaki Makaurau celebrating Te Reo Rangatira...

He taonga i te reo Māori ...

Lip sync"d six60s Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō (Don't Forget Your Roots)' in te reo Māori...

What an incredible way to end our 2020 BBBSNZ (Big Brothers Big Sisters) National Staff Hui in Ōtautahi Christchurch...

I sang the NZ National Anthem's first verse in Maori...

Kia Ora, I am keen to learn more te reo and am encouraging others to do the same 😊...

I wanted to put it out there that I was doing something like learning Te Reo Māori that freaked me...

We decided to come together and sing a beautiful Waiata...

I sang Wairua Tapu with the actions...

Ko Paula Watkins tōku ingoa...

We have been doing Māori activities all week and talking to each othe4 in Māori...

I learnt and went live on fb with my pepeha...

I tuku i te waka o te reo ki te aumoana o Parirua...

I kōrerorero māua ki Pūtaringamotu, Ōtautahi...

In the week of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020, I turned 50...

My husband and I are just learning the basics of te reo so that we can teach our baby girl...

Our whole school tuned into a zoom with one of our Matua to learn pronunciations, tikanga and to have fun...

Mahi today involved a half hour Te Reo Maori 'Tui session' with the Rautaki Maori at Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa...

Sat back and read some of my book!...

I posted this on my Instagram account (@docgoodenough):...

Waiata...

The beautiful aroma of parengo cooking drifts through the whare at koros...

Room 12 performing poi and waiata...

I enjoyed learning more about fungi by studying Ngā Hekaheka o Aoteoroa and Te reo greetings as well as sharing...

I tū kotahi ai mātou ko ngā pouako me ngā tauira o Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki hei waiatatia i...

Ngata Whanau at Howick Intermediate school celebrated the moment by singing waiata, cooking fry bread, making poi and completing maori...

He kaimahi ahau I pānuitia he pukapuka 'Te whānau pāmu' " Ko Eru te ngeru e peruperu ana, E peruperu...

For our Māori language moment we decided to do kapa haka on our school field...

This song was sung by me and my sister to celebrate and honour the Maori new year 2020 ...

My workplace embracing the changes i have incorperated more reo into our every day work, helping out with basic phrases...

Te panui pukapuka me taku pēpi i mua i tana moe...

We got together in our class and sang 3 waiata...

Was amazing to be apart of this opportunity to join Aotearoa at 12pm on Monday and share our love of...

Had a lovely learning experience with my team at work for a Pepeha/Mihimihi workshop, a time to connect with each...

I recorded and played my video on Instagram for my moment...

TAKU WHANAU ...

My participation as a volunteer in Waitangi celebration in Otakou marae in Dunedin 2020...

As an ECE teacher using Te reo is a daily thing, and on Sept 14th this was no different...

Our wāhi mahi had a nation wide waiata...

Claiming and proudly wearing my whakapapa...

Getting macrons sorted on my laptop!...

Members of Digital Library Services playing a game of Tākaro at lunchtime...

I tweeted using 2 of the few Te Reo words I know...

Our Kura sung waiata accompanied by live music...

Culture is the future and by keeping Te Reo spoken and heard, our future generation will prosper...

My pepeha <3...

I'm taking a moment every day to teach my girls a new word in te reo this week...

My welcome to Maoridom to feel my ancestors blood in my veins ...

I work at the Wairarapa Library Service in Featherston and talked to our patrons about one of our displays...

Kei te waiata maua ko taku mokopuna 'He taonga ki toku ngakau ko taku mokopuna e ...

I spent time over lunch reading about Witi Ihimaera and purchased one of his books...

I puta au i te kaupapa o Mahuru Māori ki te tautoko i te mahi rangahau reo rua a tētehi...

Layla and I read her books that are in Te Reo...

Pānuitia with my pēpi...

Anei he whakaahua o tāku Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori...

We sang Tutira Mai which is a Ngati Kahungungu song...

Toi Ohomai, Tauranga Campus share korero and the korero O Mauao...

Our beautiful 2-5 year old tamariki...

While in Paris (in Kaiapoi) I sang the national anthem in reo!...

We had a shared kai, opened with a karakia and then spoke Te Reo Maori over our lovely kai...

Practiced a waiata ‘Te aroha’...

Finishing an epic rendition of Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi!...

Living in Japan we try to keep in touch with our Maoritanga...

Fishing charter with Tihema Emmitt my moko in whakatane 2020...

I reira au i te tau 1972...

We were in the library so read a large book ‘Rangi and Papa’...

We invited a few friends round for lunch and practiced singing the national anthem and te aroha...

Five of us - rather elderly, two in the their seventies and three in their eighties - met for lunch...

We did a karakia, specially selected by one of our members, in the middle of our fortnightly mentoring group session...

I played he waiata aroha ‘Rimu Rimu’ on my clay nguru underneath this ponga in the ngarehe near our whare...

The whole school particitpated at 12pm sharing what their whanau was going to do for this historic event...

My Pepeha...

My lovely cousin and friend sang at Kaitoke Aston Norwood cafe when we realised it was midday...

My tamariki and I sat and sang along to all our favourite maori waitaha from 1130am till about 1pm...

The best start to the week at mahi was seeing this on our board at work...

This is my 2 year old showcasing what she is learning from our childcare centre❤...

I did a karakia and a waiata with the children and we said the date and had a game of...

Tieki Taiao Marae Wananga...

I rongo au i te Irorangi o Aotearoa i te poupoutanga o te ao, kātahi ka waiata au i te...

Saying my pepeha on social media for the first time ever ❤️...

Music is definitely our way of keeping Te Reo alive...

Sharing in singing in karakia via zoom ...

I researched, learnt and documented my mihimihi/pepeha...

My grandma, friend, and I shared our pēpeha, did some activities in the new Māori made fun book, listened to...

Tutira mai nga iwi -on the farm...

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I was on a zoom call with women from all around the world and greeted them in Te Reo and...

I have no visual record but at midday on Monday I was with my 92 year old mother in her...

I stopped my Hauora Māori zoom lecture at 12 noon, to share the proverb "Kia whakatõmuri te haere whakamua" as...

On the dot of 12pm I broke out in Waìata...

We chose to keep fit and complete a physical activity using the Maori Movement site - focusing on the Tāne...

Nga Mihi...

Listened to a podcast about learning Te Reo and started my learning journey...

I sang Tutira mai in the Auckland Central Library with many others (keeping appropriate distance between us), and then a...

We had 55 students singing this Waiata together for the Maori Language Moment...

Kei awhi whanau childcare centre - Day 3...

My cushion covers featuring every day life reo...

We had over 50 employees at FCB NZ Zoom in for a te reo story...

Harekeke Puti Puti ...

Kia ora rā koutou ...

This is our syndicate practicing for an inter-syndicate ‘haka challenge’ on Friday...

We celebrated te reo màori with waiata and karakia...

We are a small family-owned education and care centre in Alexandra, Central Otago with a mixed-age group from 6 months...

I spent my ‘moment’ listening to the lovely Reanne from ‘Two Hands Traditional Māori Healing and Bodywork’; she was celebrating...

I lay in bed and watched youtube content in te reo Maori...

My name is Libby Hodgson...

Horowhenua District Council Mai Medley which we shared on our Facebook page and got our community to join in -...

Our whole school came together to sing our school waiata, He Maunga Teitei...

Wore my Māori labelled t shirt going up Mauao...

Kia Ora , I live on Rakiura & am mana whenua ...

Ahakoa kei te tīmatanga o tāna haere mā te ara o te reo Māori, ka kōrero tahi māua ko tāku...

I spoke with my son about how proud I was to watch TVNZ news at six, and to hear two...

Doing some kai prep with my son so we talked about different colours in Te Reo Maori...

We read our favourite Reo Pepi book, Te Kaute!...

Te Reo me ona Tikanga...

A day in the life of our Kõhanga Reo...

Waiata with Mum on the farm...

Drama / Whakaari Classroom - subject terms in Te Reo Māori...

In class we sung then enjoyed a story ‘Ko wai Te Huna ana?”...

One of our many in class reo games...

Kia ora, I have written a dog safety education book, and recently released it, 'Dog safety education with Peaches and...

Chalk drawings with my kuri ...

I was on a field trip with Year 12 students to Kakahu and Wapouri (Mt Horrible) so we used the...

Kia ora e hoa mā...

nurses at the cancer society myself in the middle ...

Reading with the mokopuna...

I watched the video about the first singing of the national anthem in te reo...

My Māori Language Moment was shared with over 300 people in our company...

I taught my team of 8 to say Ko (name)...

In conjunction with PRINZ, I created this short clip to encourage people to overcome their fear of failure and take...

I didn't take any photos, but I listened to Maori Music all morning, it was lovely, it soothed my soul,...

In the office and outside I make an effort to use te reo greetings...

My students and I have been playing different games of Te Reo bingo this week...

I sang a waiata...

For my moment I read Kei Hea te Hipi Kākāriki which really helped me learn words as the actions helped...

This pūrākau was written by my beautiful friend, Kathleen...

These are the phone greetings ACC have been encouraged to learn this week!...

Art with my students at Wairau Valley Special School Transition Centre ...

Ordering a coffee in te reo for the first time!...

Me and my tuakana run a 10 week course where we teach reo, learn the history, have wānanga, learn the...

We used Zoom to launch a Kahoot LIVE into every House Class in Buller High School...

I was driving for work at the moment, so could not join our company's organized Zoom celebration...

My husband and I sang the Lord's Prayer in Te Reo Māori at noon to join the moment...

I was too busy participating in Kapa Haka to take a photo or video!...

My daughter first performance at Koroneihana @ Turangawaewae in Ngaruawahia...

Learning karakia for Kai, brought One Māori phase a day Book and sharing daily with Whanau ...

As I haven’t lived in New Zealand for many years I’m ashamed to say my Te Reo isn’t strong, so...