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 10 May – Saturday 16 May 2020

Talofa Lava

Samoa Language Week

Sunday 24 May – Saturday 30 May 2020


Kiribati Language Week

Sunday 12 July – Saturday 18 July 2020

Kia Orana

Cook Islands Language Week

Sunday 2 August – Saturday 8 August 2020

Mālō e Lelei

Tonga Language Week

Sunday 6 September – Saturday 12 September 2020


Tuvalu Language Week

Sunday 27 September – Saturday 3 October 2020

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka

Fijian Language Week

Sunday 4 October – Saturday 10 October 2020

Fakaalofa lahi atu

Niue Language Week

Sunday 18 October – Saturday 24 October 2020

Mālo Ni

Tokelau Language Week

Sunday 25 October – Sunday 31 October 2020