Mahuru Māori 2023


Mahuru Māori kicks of this Mahuru/September and to celebrate we have a bunch of kaupapa/events and initiatives happening across our city. Mahuru is the recognised month to whakanui/celebrate the Māori language, with Māori Language Week falling this month from Monday 11 Mahuru to Sunday 17 Mahuru

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is an annual movement which promotes and encourages te reo Māori across New Zealand. We want to whakanui/celebrate our hītori/history and ahurea/culture and encourage our pāpori/community to do the same for the whole month of Mahuru

Why? Upper Hutt City Council is proud of our Māori hītori and values diversity within our organisation and across our pāpori. By encouraging education and raising awareness of the Māori language, ahurea and hītori, we are enabling Upper Hutt to embrace te reo Māori and learn how they can incorporate te reo into their everyday lives. 

Over the next month, we a bunch of ways you can get involved and whakanui Mahuru Māori. Keep an eye out our Te Wiki o te reo Māori street haki/flags around Upper Hutt and posters in shop fronts. You can attend free pāpori te reo Māori akomanga/classes and there will also be table talkers at some local cafes encouraging you to hoko/order in te reo – give it a try! 

He kawhe koa? – Can I have a coffee please? 

He kaputi koa? – Can I have a cup of tea please?