Waipapa Marae entrance

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021

He mihi tēnei ki a koutou katoa i runga i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Haere mai ki Te Tumu Herenga ki te whakanui i tō tātou reo rangatira. Nō reira, kia kaha te reo Māori.

Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai rā.

Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound – 50th Anniversary Podcast

“The voices of ancestors is something that’s extremely powerful in Pacific worlds.”

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound (AMPS) 50th Anniversary Podcast is a series of talanoa (conversations) with five significant anthropologists from the University of Auckland, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound.

Dame Anne Salmond has played a crucial role in raising awareness of a Māori worldview in the eyes of non-Māori; educating a mainstream audience on misconceptions held about Māori, and advocating tirelessly for an inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. The Distinguished Professor spoke with AMPS staff about her contributions to the archive over the past five decades, sharing details of her field work, research, and the importance of oral history in allowing our ancestors to “speak into the future”.

Listen to the full episode below.

TV and Radio Playlist

Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with our TV and Radio Playlist, featuring resources for te reo learning, short films, documentary series and more.

Māori Television’s Whare Taonga showcases significant buildings that are the vessels for our stories, our histories, and our futures. Included in the playlist is an episode on the history of the University’s own Waipapa Marae and the struggle for a Māori presence in an academic environment. The fight spanned decades and ended in a student occupation which finally enabled carver Paki Harrison to create a peaceful space for all students for generations to come at the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau.

Watch Whare Taonga and more.

Revitalising te reo Māori

Kōtuia tahitia ai te reo Māori me te ahu whakamua o Waipapa Taumata Rau | Te Reo Māori is woven into our journey at the University of Auckland

The University recognises that it has a role to play in preserving and protecting te reo Māori, and is committed to doing so in partnership with iwi Māori and the community.

Explore the University Language Plan for the revitalisation of te reo Māori and discover new opportunities for learning and using te reo Māori, including the University’s te reo and tikanga Māori Digital learning app Te Kūaha – The Doorway, and our kuputaka; a glossary of Māori terms for use at the University.

Kia kaha te reo Māori – Let’s make the Māori language strong