Test your knowledge of te Wiki o te reo Māori 2021 with this quick quiz.

Submit your answers at any Dunedin Public Library to go into the draw to win book vouchers! Pick up an entry form from your local library.

You'll find most of the answers to these questions on the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori website and one or two in the Dunedin Public Libraries' catalogue so you just need to go exploring.

Q1. What does Te Wiki o te Reo Māori commemorate?

Q2. What year was Māori Language Week first celebrated?

Q3. What day and time is the Māori Language Moment on this year?

Q4. What hashtag do you need to use to share your Māori Language Moment on social media?

Q5. The waiata, Don't Forget Your Roots,by Six60 has a name in te Reo Māori also, what is it?

Q6. Name three resources you can use to practice listening to te Reo Māori.

Q7. You can sign off an email with “Ngā mihi" (acknowledgements). List three more email sign-offs in te Reo Māori

Q8. Who wrote the pukapuka A Māori Phrase a Day?

Q9. Nō hea koe - where are you from? Give the Māori name of the place you were born (or the closest to it that you can find!).

Q10. How do you say September in te reo Māori

Q11. He aha te tae? - What is the colour? Mā is white, whero is red, kākāriki is green. Can you name the following colours in te reo: Black, yellow, brown, blue and orange?

Q12. Dunedin Public Libraries holds the popular, locally published series ‘Reo Pēpi = bilingual books for whānau’ by Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson. The third series has three titles: ‘Kare ā-roto’, ‘Kupu tauaro’ and ‘Mahi’. The names in English are?

Q13. Visit the Māori Language Moment website www.reomaori.co.nz then look at 'Huatau - Ideas', and tell us one of the ideas listed under 'Whakarongo'

Q14. How many people joined in for the Māori Language Moment in 2020?

Q15. Author-Illustrator Gavin Bishop has three new board books published in September 2021 by Gecko Press. What are their names?

Q16. What is the title of Gavin Bishop's pukapuka about Māori gods and heroes, published in September 2021?

Q17. What is the meaning of the te Reo Māori phrase 'kia kaha'?

Q18. In the 2020 annual Colmar Brunton poll how many people out of 10 indicated that they see te reo as part of our national identity?

Q19. In August 2021, which te Reo Māori broadcaster was the winner of a Ngā Tohu o Matariki o te Tau: Māori excellence award  for her contribution to the revitalisation of te reo Māori and tikanga?

Q20. In what situation would you use a mihi?

Note your answers down on a bit of paper, or pickup a quiz sheet, and hand them to a member of Library Staff at this library, with your name and contact details, for a chance to win some book vouchers to spend on your favourite pukapuka. You can also play along at home – email your answers to library@dcc.govt.nz

Taking part in this quiz counts as a Māori Language Moment so why not share your participation on social media quoting #ReoMaori? 

You can find out more about Māori Language Moment, and share what you plan to do to celebrate it at www.reomaori.co.nz

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