A Message from the Board for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Karanga Mai, Karanga Mai, Karanga Mai ki ngā mema kaimahi o te motu ki ngā hau e whā, Maranga mai mo te maanaki mo te mahuru o te reo Māori, he timata i tera wiki a te whakanui o te reo tūturu kei konei i te whenua o Aotearoa o te o wiki o te reo Māori. I tenei tau te kaupapa a te wiki o te reo Māori mo KIA KAHA TE REO MĀORI. Hei te Poari mo ANZASW me te tumuaki Rangatira o te whaimana kei te hiahia mātou te akiaki me te tautoko te wiki o te reo Māori. Ka akiaki i a maatau mema ki te huihuinga e whakanui ana i te reo māori i to waahi mahi, i to waahi hapori rānei. Kia Kaha kia maia kia manawanui Kia Kaha Te reo Māori

Calling, calling, calling all our social work members across the country!! Let us stand to support the week of te reo Māori and celebrate next week the start of the indigenous language of New Zealand. This year’s te wiki o te reo Māori theme is Kia Kaha  te reo Māori. The board and chief executive are supporting te wiki o te reo Māori. We encourage our membership to te wiki o te reo Māori events and encourage you to encourage others to give it a go in your work, home and community. Have strength and courage and be patient. Give te reo māori a go!

Kia ora koutou katoa!

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori language week, will begin on Monday September 9th. This year’s theme is “Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori,” emphasising the importance of keeping the indigenous language of Aoteaora New Zealand a strong and growing force in our lives.

We call on our ANZASW whānau to join us in celebrating the native language and culture of our islands during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, and to further the normalisation of Te Reo Māori in our work life and daily processes.

It is up to all New Zealanders to ensure that Te Reo is truly ki wīwī – a living part of our collective identity, in the here and now. Events across the country this week provide many opportunities to explore the richness of the language which is at the heart of our nation’s living heritage.

Nā mātou

The Board