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Photos: Scores of people turn out for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori parade

The Wellington parade to kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori saw thousands of people beginning their hikoi from Parliament down to Te Ngākau (Civic Square). 

The Wellington Parade to kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Source: 1 NEWS

The theme for the 2019 week is 'Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori'.

The Wellington Parade to kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Source: 1 NEWS

Māori Language Day is on Saturday, commemorating the Māori language petition to Parliament in 1972. 

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. Source: 1 NEWS

The Wellington Parade to kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Source: 1 NEWS

The Wellington Parade to kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Source: 1 NEWS

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Some are calling for the language to be a core part of the school curriculum. Source: 1 NEWS

The Wellington Parade to kick off Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Source: 1 NEWS