Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week – is a celebration of one our national languages and represents what makes Aotearoa a multi-cultural, unique and diverse nation.
HealthCare NZ is proud to be supporting Māori Language Week again in 2020. We recognise our Māori language is being revitalised in Aotearoa, and we are promoting te reo Māori and encouraging its use across the services and support we provide.
We are also committed to supporting the personal and whānau health and wellbeing for people and communities across the country and Te Tiriti o Waitangi underpins our delivery of health and disability services. This includes building strong partnerships with Māori health and community groups and iwi, improving equity and outcomes for Māori, and delivering whānau ora through our HealthCare NZ Māori Health and Disability Plan.
We have created a programme of activities and resources for our staff and the peeople we support to get involved in Māori Language Week so they can learn and build their knowledge of te reo Māori.
Te reo Māori is a taonga of our whenua. All of us at HealthCare NZ have a responsibility to learn te reo and to strengthen and promote it use as well – not just this week, but every day. As a company and a country, we can use te reo and each instance of this, even just a ‘Kia ora!’, contributes to it’s revitalisation. This also is what makes Aotearoa diverse, unique and a great place to live.
‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’.