Using Te Reo Māori in our letters

23 April 2021.

You may have noticed we’re using Te Reo Māori in our letters and emails. Te Reo Māori is a taonga (treasure) that helps define us all as New Zealanders.

Words we're using

You may have noticed Te Reo Māori salutations in some of our letters to you. We're currently using the:

  • Te Reo Māori greetings Tēnā koe or Kia ora, and
  • sign offs Nāku iti noa, nā (yours sincerely) or Noho ora mai (stay well).

Why we're using Te Reo Māori

We acknowledge our clients speak many languages. Our decision to use Te Reo Māori salutations reflects this as one of our 3 official languages. Along with English and New Zealand Sign Language.

Choosing to use Te Reo Māori salutations in our letters is one way we can help make Te Reo Māori part of every day life.