An expo of language products and services aims to help Rotorua keep up te reo beyond Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Toi Tū te reo Māori Language Expo will be held in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria on Friday from 10am to 3pm.

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The council's Kaitiaki Ahurea Māori, Monty Morrison said the event aimed to support the district's commitment to the Rotorua reorua movement, which encourages everyone to begin or advance their te reo Māori journey.

Event organiser Aneta Morgan (left), council kaiwhakahaere Māori Gina Rangi and council kaitiaki ahurea Māori Monty Morrison in the council galleria. Photo / Ben Fraser
Event organiser Aneta Morgan (left), council kaiwhakahaere Māori Gina Rangi and council kaitiaki ahurea Māori Monty Morrison in the council galleria. Photo / Ben Fraser

"The expo is an opportunity for people to see what taonga (treasure), including Māori language resources, online reo programmes and weekly classes, are available to help them on their journey."

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Event organiser Aneta Morgan said there was a wide variety of stall holders including the team from Pipi Mā and author Jenny Chapman.

"It's a chance to showcase the types of resources and te reo language programmes available to people.

"Not everyone has the opportunity to go to te reo classes in the evenings, but there are plenty of options available."

As well as the variety of stalls there will be a live performance from kohanga reo students, workshops and presentations.

"It's about letting the community know there are options available," Morgan said.

The details
What: Toi Tū Te Reo Māori Language Expo
Where: Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria
When: Friday, 10am to 3pm
Cost: Free

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