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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

13 September 2022

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

E rere ana ngā whakaaro ki te hunga kua wehe atu ki te pō. Ko rātou ki a rātou, ko tātou te hunga ora ki a tātou anō, tēnā rā tātou katoa.

E harikoa ana Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa ki te whakanui i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022. E mōhio ana mātou he tau motuhake tēnei mō te reo, nō te mea e whakanuia ana te huringa tau 50 o Te Petihana Reo Māori. E mihi ana mātou ki te hunga i pakanga, me te hunga e pakanga tonu nei mō tēnei taonga, mō te reo. Mā tātou katoa tēnei taonga e taute, e tiaki, e tautoko.

Ki te marea e rongo tonu ana i te āpuru o ngā wero me ngā panonitanga o te wā, me tū pakari tātou i runga i te whakaaro he oranga kei roto i te mōhio ki te huarahi i parahia ai e tāua te tangata. Nō reira kia kaha rā tātou!

We acknowledge those who have passed and those of us here in the present.

The Productivity Commission Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa is excited to be celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022. We note the extra special nature of this year’s celebrations marking 50 years since the presentation of Te Petihana Reo Māori, the Māori Language Petition. We honour those who fought and continue to fight for their language, and it is for us all to care for, enhance, and endow this taonga.

To the many who may be feeling overwhelmed by the ongoing challenges and changes we all face, we must stand strong together and recognise that there is nourishment in the understanding of where we have come from. So, let’s be strong and keep going!

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