Ko te reo te hā, te mauri o te Māoritanga
The Māori language is the cornerstone of Māori culture
The Māori language is a taonga (treasure) at the very heart of Māori culture and identity and for that reason alone, it must be preserved and fostered. It provides a platform for Māori cultural development and supports a unique New Zealand identity within a global society.
New Zealand’s national indigenous media organisation, Whakaata Māori (formerly known as Māori Television), promotes, revitalises and normalises the Māori language by taking a digital-first, audience-led approach in the delivery of educational, entertaining and engaging programming.
We showcase free-to-air, online and on demand content in a range of formats across multiple platforms with our audience - anywhere, any time and on any device - including:
Hutia te rito o te harakeke
Pull out the centre stalk of the flax bush
Kei hea te kōmako e kō e?
And where will the bellbird drink?
Whakataerangitia, tirohia ki uta, tirohia ki tai
Look to the skies, look to the sea, look to the shore
Ā, ui mai ki a au, he aha te mea nui o te ao?
Then ask myself, what is the most important thing in the world?
Māku e kī atu
I will say to you
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is people, it is people, it is people