New Zealand: more work to be done on te reo Maori

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Jul 24 15:11:20 UTC 2007

Still a lot of work to do with te reo-Maori language commission

Posted at 10:04am on 24 Jul 2007

The Maori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri says there is still a
long way to go before te reo is as healthy as it once was. The Maori
Development Ministry Te Puni Kokiri says a rise in the number of Maori
speaking te reo is promising, but there is still a lot of work to do.
A Government funded survey on the health of the Maori language has
found that 52 percent of Maori surveyed could speak te reo.

But it also found many adults who have te reo skills don't use them,
and a significant number of others have limited language skills.
Policy director Tipene Chrisp says more work and initiatives are
required in those areas. The study will now be analysed. The aim of
New Zealand's Maori language strategy is to have the majority of
tangata whenua using Maori language on a regular basis by 2028.

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