Buzzword Bingo: Manaakitanga = respect for hosts and kindness to guests #Maori

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Manaakitanga = respect for hosts and kindness to guests

Along with kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga is a cornerstone in the New Zealand tourism strategy.

The Māori Language Commission chose Manaakitanga as the theme for the 2011 Māori Language Week. More about this on Ron's blog


manaakitanga - Google News


How would you translate 'manaakitanga' in other languages?

Recommended Listening

Te Ahi Kaa - This theme of 2011's Te Wiki o te reo Māori is manaakitanga and Te Ahi Kaa presents versions of it in action. Listen to this programme

Recommended Reading

Manaakitanga Bi-lingual Booklet (PDF)


The Rugby World Cup 2011 is an excellent opportunity to use Māori language to host our visitors from cities to rural towns, hotels to homes, all modes of public transport and on our streets. Everyone who has Māori language knowledge, great or small, is encouraged to use it as often as they can during this exciting time as New Zealand showcases itself on the world stage.
- Māori Language Commission Chief Executive Glenis Philip-Barbara, Maori Language Week Announcement


Maori language week 2011

Manaakitanga Bi-lingual Booklet