Countdown customers will learn the te reo Maori translations for some of their favourite everyday items while they shop this week as part of Maori language Week 2013.

Countdown is proud to celebrate Maori Language Week for a third year, and from today customers will see 38 different food categories in Maori, promoting awareness and knowledge of the language.

he wa whakakii kete te wiki nei hei whakanui i te reo Maori te putake o nga momo kaumupene puta noa i te motu whanui pera i a Countdown te toa hoko kai, e whakamaori ana i etahi o a a ratou kai.  Kei te koa te toa ki te whakanui i te wiki o te reo Maori mo te tau tuatoru.  Toru tekau ma waru nga momo kai kei Countdown kei raro i te ingoa Maori.  He kaupapa tenei hei whakatairanga, hei whakanui hoki i te matauranga o nga whanau maha puta noa.