Te Reo now available on Westpac ATMs

Ryan Boyd
Te Reo now available on Westpac ATMs

It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) and to celebrate this culturally significant week Westpac have launched an exciting new functionality to our customers.

We’ve translated the existing 2,409 English words on 600 ATMs* across New Zealand into te reo Māori. 

Te Reo version: Te Reo Māori – Kei ngā mīhini putunga moni (ATMs) a Westpac

This has been applied to all the ATM translation flows (Balance Enquiries, Withdrawals, Deposits etc) and comprise of single word prompts on the buttons right through to informational messages.

Check out the video to learn more about the new look and feel of these ATMs and the translations.

The History of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

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Every year since 1975, New Zealand has marked Te Wiki o te Reo Māori as a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language).

In 1985 the future of te reo Māori was the subject of a claim before the Waitangi Tribunal and two years later Māori became an official language of New Zealand, alongside English.

2016 marks the 41st anniversary of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. It’s an opportunity to use Māori phrases in everyday life and reflect on the values of cultural diversity and inclusion.

Have a go at using everyday words during the week – there is a great list of 100 popular words and phrases online (100-Māori-words)

Te Reo version: Te Reo Māori – Kei ngā mīhini putunga moni (ATMs) a Westpac

 

* Westpac have 50 older ATMs that have not been translated into te Reo due to the software required. This option will be added when the machines are replaced. 

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