‘Kia ora te reo Māori — Let the Māori Language live’ is the theme of Māori Language Week this year.
While I was looking at this year’s activities, I got excited by a guide to bilingual signage (because word geeks are like that!).
If you want to use te reo Māori in a sign, but you don’t want to get the language or layout wrong, then this guide is for you.
Māori-English Bilingual Signage: A guide for best practice covers signs in workplaces, businesses, and public spaces. It was created by Te Mātāwai — a new organisation set up to lead the revitalisation of te reo Māori.
Having bi-lingual signs is one of the many ways you can ‘Let the Māori Language live’.