Manaakitanga = respect for hosts and kindness to guests

Along with kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga is a cornerstone in the tourism strategy of New Zealand (Aotearoa).

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


  • How would you translate ‘manaakitanga’ in other languages? = ¿Cómo traducirías ‘manaakitanga’ en otros idiomas?

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

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