Kiwi celebs get behind Māori Language Week

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:32AM
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Sarah Gandy and Stacey Morrison, and Ngahuia Piripi. Photos / Instagram
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Sarah Gandy and Stacey Morrison, and Ngahuia Piripi. Photos / Instagram

A bunch of amazing Kiwis are taking to social media to display their knowledge of te reo.

It’s all part of Māori Language Week, where te reo is getting the recognition it deserves.

Shortland Street actress Ngahuia Piripi shared a cute snap of her in a traditional kapa haka outfit with the hashtags “#proud #maori #pukanaemoji

Te wiki o te reo Māori! Ask me something in māori and I'll answer . #proud #maori #pukanaemoji #tb

A post shared by Ngahuia Piripi (@i_am_ngahuia) on Sep 10, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT

Radio host Kara Rickard and her adorable son posted a short video of him singing. Rickard says, “instead of cute, try pīwari!”

TVNZ’s Sunday host Miriama Kamo is spreading the te reo love on Twitter.

Seven Sharp’s Toni Street is excited about reading Stacey and Scotty Morrison’s new book, Maori At Home.

Lotto host Sonia Grey filmed with her family to celebrate, “filming with the whanau!”

Filming with the whanau! 👍🏾 #tewikiotereomāori #kōreromaori

A post shared by Sonia Gray (@soniagray11) on Sep 4, 2017 at 9:50pm PDT

The Project host and ex-weather girl, Kanoa Lloyd gives us a pronunciation lesson in Cromwell.

“Tino ataahua (tee-nor ah-tah-hoo-ah). Very beautiful. #tewikiotereomāori#KoreroInCromwell

Tino ataahua (tee-nor ah-tah-hoo-ah). Very beautiful. #tewikiotereomāori #KoreroInCromwell

A post shared by Kanoa Lloyd (@kanoalloyd) on Sep 10, 2017 at 1:37pm PDT

Kiwi actress and director Jennifer Ward-Lealand is happy about her new book too, which is ‘an everyday guide to the Māori language.’