Kia ora te reo Māori!

Lesley Hanes | September 7, 2017

‘Kia ora te reo Māori — Let the Māori Language live’ is the theme of Māori Language Week this year.

Image by / Moko nā Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

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’.

Read the full signage guide

Māori-English Bilingual Signage: A guide for best practice

View the one-page tip sheets

Principles of bilingual signage

Design tips to support quality bilingual signage

Use approved translations from this list

Signage list

Check out this year’s Wiki o te reo Māori events and resources

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