Metlink celebrates Māori Language Week

This week, Metlink is celebrating Te Wiki O Te Reo - Māori Language Week with bilingual signage and passenger announcements.

Did you know? Te reo Māori has been an official language of New Zealand since 1987. Te Wiki O Te Reo - Māori Language Week is organised each year by the Māori Language Commission and runs from 11 September until 17 September.

During these dates, you might notice something different about our bus stops and train announcements. To help celebrate Te Wiki O Te Reo, we are displaying bilingual digital signage at some of our bus stops around the city. As per the video below, you'll see our scrolling message underneath the timetable will flick between English and Te Reo. It was a tricky business with macrons to consider, but we got there in the end. Ka pai! 

We're also celebrating  Te Wiki O Te Reo on the trains. Listen out for our Māori passenger greetings over the PA and in person.

What do you think? Let us know via our Twitter feed(external link).

Learn more about events on during Māori Language Week via these sites:

Wellington City Council(external link)

Māori Language Commission(external link)