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!

I shared a short pepeha on my Facebook to encourage people to use Te reo māori...

This is Rauamoko !...

I had a wonderful time sharing memories of New Zealand (indelable, even though they were from my months spent in...

Myself and my kids giving it a go :) ...

We had our opening for Te Aroha Kai and clothing in Taita a shop to serve out community, local mayor...

I joined Riverhead School in singing waita and performing a haka...

I met with my two friends Gavin and Ian who are also studying te Reo Māori, and we went to...

Me and my whanau are learning to speak te reo for our tamariki...

Dancing to Poi E!...

My daughter getting ready for pre-school...

Tãku Karani Pāpā ki te taha matsu, a Reihana Kaiawe rāua ko tãna teina ...

Here I am teaching my work whanau how to make kete ...

Ko aku pepeha tenei...

Sung and danced with my toddler and practiced our colors and numbers...

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori...

This year I had the opportunity to learn Te Reo Maori and Kapa Haka with this awesome Roopu called Hiwa...

This is the card our son created for father's Day...

Uploaded this to the work fb account and then it was shared to the main work page ...

Tena koutou katoa e hoa ma...

At Western Heights Kura we held a special live streamed Whānau Time with all 700 tauira me kaimahi, singing waiata...

I sung a waiata (e hara) and watched people speaking in te reo on fb (sharing their moments)...

I shared a Te Reo quiz with my whanau via our family chat group...

Trying out some Maori in Melbourne ...

I am really quite a beginner and find it very hard to retain new words...

This is my husband and I sailing down the east coast of our beautiful Country over summer 2020...

In celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, I have decided to do a waiata that I learned recently...

I tākaro mātou ki te kemu Kupu reo!...

He tamaiti I tenei ra...

Practusing Ordering my coffee in Maori ...

Our team at Humanly sang the waiata Te Aroha and talked about how aroha/love, whakapono/faith and rangimarie/peace are principles in...

My son julian making new friendships at daycare with his friends he is just learning to interact with them...

The seeds were gifted to me from my workmates at Te Koopuku School when I left last year...

Matariki dawn paddle...

As a part of Te Roopū Māori (University of Otago Māori Student Association) Gala that was held on Monday for...

I tried to incorporate as many Māori words as I could into my interactions between 12...

Tēnā Koutou, Tēnei ata, I waiata mātou, Hareruia ❤️, no reira, kia pai tō po 🤗...

Unfortunately i was out doing a clinic but my lovely team of health professionals celebrated Te Reo Māori by hosting...

Sent some love to all my whanau Via Facebook was very nervous that I may have got it wrong what...

Te Reo Māori is a taonga to be cherished by all who call Aotearoa home...

Waiata Māori - a favourite in our whare!...

My team at mahi...

I ako waiata ngā kaimahi o Woodward Chrisp Lawyers...

There are quite a few Māori living in the Northern Hemisphere...

I te rānui o Rāhina 14 Mahuru, i pūrei mātou ngā kaimahi o LDHB (Māori Health, Kia Ora Hauora, Te...

Helping others learn our beautiful language, counting in māori ...

Our moko Luka who is 8 months old ...

I had a wonderful moment listening to the Waiata Reo Māori and found I was enjoying it so much that...

Apart from daily karakia, waiata and activities, today we had a whole school celebration, with everyone joining in a karakia,...

I hanga au he kemu patapatai reo maori...

Reading with my little kōtiro...

If a Turbaned Sikh Immigrant Boy can speak Māori reciting Waikato District Council Waiata then anyone can!...

In the office we're displaying kupu o te ra that directly relates to our work...

I was working and am in retail so couldn't take any photos!...

We stopped our senior Classics lesson and did selected questions from the national reo Māori quiz...

Shared Kai and I said the Karakia with 9 other team members in the middle of a full and busy...

Ko tēnei tōku Whare, Ko Te Tikanga te ingoa, ko Tokorangi tōku tūrangawaewae, ko TeReureu te Whenua, ko Gina Melody-Roore...

I wanted to learn to introduce myself in te Reo Maori because I am also a native speaker of Scots...

Mau taiaha ki Otautahi...

Kia ora our moment brings together some of our library reo learning support group, ‘ngā Pīwakawaka o Mahurangi’ who gather...

There is a group of us in Queenstown studying with SIT/TWoA doing level 5 Te Reo Maori we have been...

This is one of our year 8 classes at Heaton Normal Intermediate School, Christchurch just after all singing Aoraki...

I did my shopping in Te reo māori!...

Ruma Waru o Te Kura Koromatua...

This is a moment when I had the opportunity to paddle a wake tangata ...

My Digitech class and I sang Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi...

Our English language college had a Kiwi culture afternoon, and learnt some Te Reo and kapa haka...

At midday our youth advocates at the Electoral commission came to sing a waiata...

St...

This is my display at my mahi where it is at the front office entrance with all things that embrace...

Having korero with my moko arana ake...

My Daughter, Skylah Anahera Ferris-Cilliers who graduated from kohanga to Te Kura Kaupapa...

Courtesy of RNZ we sang along with our favourites Troy Kingi & Tami Neilson...

Ko Tamaihu Sylvestor Balwin-Wikotu ahau, ko Eddie raua ko Tauaroha taku Tipuna...

I listened to waiata on atiawa toa FM while I worked quietly at my desk!...

We said a karakia with other staff in lunch room before eating our lunch together...

Introducing the PM with a Karakia and promising to continue pronouncing the name of our Taieri electorate correctly...

Was just perfect to be moving into our new office space at the start of Te Wiki o Te Reo...

A group of ACC staff in Dunedin gathered on the front lawn of the historic First Church to sing waiata...

No video but we sung Tutira Mai...

We asked our team to upload videos of themselves speaking in te Reo...

My Graduation from levels 1 + 2 Ako Te Reo Maori at 70 years of age...

KAHOOTs with 70 others from “Kotahi Mano Kāika” (Ngāi Tahu Language revitalisation strategy)...

Reading some Te Reo junior school readers together...

We were working on the sentence structure in class for saying what our favourite things are...

I used Te Reo in my work place, when greeting other staff, on emails and in answering ph...

Practicing my te reo using the Drops app...

‘Scuse the singing etc but I couldn’t find this online anywhere with the Māori version!...

Rm 13, 2 and 3 sing E Minaka Ana...

Moment ...

Me and my work colleagues sat in circle and while holding a taonga we introduced ourselves in Te Reo and...

Kia Kaha Te Reo Maori ...

Working through numbers in te reo with New Entrants...

Titiro waipoua Kauri ...

Our Tipu Ora PTE team had fun playing a kēmu of Charades I roto I te reo Māori...

We continued as we usually do at Hikutaia School with our whole school...

I'm British and now happily live in New Zealand...

Trying to incorporate Te Reo in our everyday lives and also started lessons together as a whanau...

Celebrating Wiki o Te reo Maori @Mahi...

Joined a Hui sharing at work on my iPad in the car in between oncology massages doing home visits...

Our Mahuru Māori Kiwaha boxes have been such a hit...

I think about the work of generations before me and I’m so hopeful my niece will grow up in an...

I sung and recorded a waiata by our Executive Leadership Team, and I sought out my Maori job title from...

I am a kaiako...

My Moko Kaiah Manaia Robinson loves her Kapaz!...

I sing e rere taku poi and ma is white with the tamariki at my childcare centre...

We are new centre and have just purchased the board game Kei a wai...

Ka whakarongo au ki ngā manu tioriori!...

I was in Briscoes and used my words in there 👌🏽...

I listened to Taringa Podcast...

I listened to and sang along with Waiata online for an hour at work as I decorated our reception desk...

Te Reo Mauri language for me sounds romantic when spoken by a fluent speaker...

I didn't video myself, but did the Haka at home to celebrate Maori Language Moment...

My moko's celebrating Te Reo 🥰...

We started our hui with a karakia...

Maku anoo e hanga toku nei Whare!...

Within our work broker organisation we are upholding the Māori Language week by spending 30mins a day learning Karakia, simple...

#kiakahatereomaori...

KiaOra, I shared stories still am for this week I have many more photos ...

All through the week, I, as the Music Teacher for our school, sang with the children and taught the children...

Did your quiz...

In Christchurch we are learning content for the annual Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival...

Waiata o te ao...

did some more learning...

On a work mihi whakatau, singing te aroha as a group over skype...

Joined “drops” to learn te reo ...

I was working from home by myself, so I took the noon moment to practice my waiata, singing Ka Waiata,...

Learning ...

Updated my bio on Facebook from English to Te Reo...

Bay of Islands International Academy

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A select few from our local mental health unit day program including myself participated in a gathering of hospital staff...

Kei te ake maua te reo Rangatira ...

NZ music distributor DRM released my new song today, and in the links for each platform they used te reo...

I was on duty at the Morrinsville Museum...

Our whole kura came together in the hall to sing together...

Made a kahoot for my mahi hoa mā mō te reo Māori...

My reflection during waiata ...

Played a Te reo Māori quiz for 30minutes!...

recapping the bracket from He Tai Ohinga Maro Festival :)...

Kua waiata au i te waiata Karitane, toku turangawaiwai...

At work we’ve been learning some mātauranga Māori and as part of Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori - the Māori...

Being able to represent my country in the NZ WAka AMA team at World Sprints was the most humbling and...

Ki o rahi with room 5 @ Ahipara School...

I taught 12 common te reo words to my ESOL class...

Kia ora e te whānau...

Taku whanau mo ake tonu ...

Whanganui Girls’ College junior students singing Haere Mai in preparation for our upcoming house waiata competition...

For my Māori Language Moment I recorded a video message to email to my son while he was at school...

https://youtu...

Did a lesson out of Scotty Morrison's 'Māori Made Easy' and learnt how to count higher than tekau!...

Wintec held any event in our student hub where we interrupted our students lunch to teach a phrase...

Waiata with our Tamariki at Te Puna Early Learning Centre...

This is me on Titirangi Maunga just yesterday 16/09/20 not only celebrating Maori Language week but also celebrating life itself...

I am teaching my colleagues by writing something up each day on the boards by the break area!...

Wellington Museum staff singing Tūtira mai on the grand WHB staircase !...

Room 9 at St Joseph’s Timaru Year 6 and 7 students using rakau ...

I did a recording of me singing a waiata raranga but there's no way here that I can upload the...

On Monday 14th September, i ran down from lunch and we as a class sung tohora nui, we also sing...

Recently learnt my pepeha with my Kuia...

Kia ora!...

A recording of my favourite waiata ...

New Zealand Sign Language sits alongside Te Reo Māori as one of the two Official Languages of Aotearoa...

My baby singing her waiata from kura to share...

I went out onto my deck and said a karakia out loud...

Our church staff got together and prayed Te Karakia O Te Atua/The Lords Prayer...