We have a strong Pacific dimension at Auckland Museum called Teu Le Vā, and are building on this to ensure our Pacific collections and communities are embraced and celebrated. Part of this is to work closely with New Zealand’s Pacific communities to maintain and promote heritage language. 

We’ll update this page with the latest on each language week and how you can join in and celebrate. Note these dates down in your diary and check back for the latest.


Rotuman Language Week

Sunday 9 May – Saturday 15 May 2021

Talofa Lava

Samoa Language Week

Sunday 30 May – Saturday 5 June 2021


Kiribati Language Week

Sunday 11 July – Saturday 17 July 2021

Kia Orana

Cook Islands Language Week

Sunday 1 August – Saturday 7 August 2021

Mālō e Lelei

Tonga Language Week

Sunday 5 September – Saturday 11 September 2021


Tuvalu Language Week

Sunday 26 September – Saturday 2 October 2021

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka

Fijian Language Week

Sunday 3 October – Saturday 9 October 2021

Fakaalofa lahi atu

Niue Language Week

Sunday 17 October – Saturday 23 October 2021

Mālo Ni

Tokelau Language Week

Sunday 24 October – Sunday 30 October 2021