Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori has made it all the way to the Big Apple – or should we say Te Āporo Nui?
Kiwi-owned Happy Bones Café in Manhattan is embracing Māori Language Week by offering half price coffee to all customers who order in Aotearoa’s native tongue.
“I think it’s a great idea, because the Māori language is often something we reserve for special occasions – at least in my circles,” owner Craig Nevill-Manning said.
“This way it brings it into something we can enjoy every day.”
The presence of Māori signs in the cafe piqued the interest of local New Yorkers, and after a little encouragement, some tried their hand at ordering and were rewarded with a 50 percent discount.