Maoritanga News

Māori Party launches petition to change official name of New Zealand to Aotearoa

The Maori Party has launched a petition to change the official name of New Zealand to Aotearoa. “It’s well past time that te reo Māori was restored to its rightful place as the first and official language of this country. We are a Polynesian country, we are Aotearoa,” Māori Party co-leaders Rawiri Waititi said at […]

What is Māori Language Week?

Māori Language Week (Māori: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori) is a government-sponsored initiative intended to encourage New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language, which, along with New Zealand Sign Language, is an official language of the country. Māori Language Week is part of a broader revival of the Māori language. It […]