[lg policy] New Zealand: Te Waka Reo National Language Policy

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ISSN 1178-0967 July, 2012
News & Issues

Languages at the New Zealand Diversity Forum 19-20 August 2012
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Languages will again be a strong theme at the 2012 New Zealand
Diversity Forum on 19-20 August at Aotea Centre in Auckland.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 23-29 July
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Next week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.


Urgent need for new Māori Language Strategy
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Government’s Māori Language Strategy was confirmed by the
Government in 2003 and was a 25 year strategy for te reo Māori

Eight years of Language Development: Te Waka Reo 2004-2011
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The report Te Waka Reo: Languages in Aotearoa 2004-2011 is a
compilation of the annual language reviews published in the Race
Relations Report since 2004.

High demand from Mandarin and Samoan speakers for Language Line Interpreters
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Language Line responded to over 38 000 requests for interpreting in
the last financial year.

Rights of indigenous peoples: Language and culture study
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen attended the
fifth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples (EMRIP) in July 2012.

Auckland’s Primary Health Interpreters mean a better prognosis for good health
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Primary Health Interpreting Service (PHIS) initiative is a free
service for non-English speaking clients and their health care

Māori TV programming change for language revitalisation
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

>>From 1 July, Māori TV will introduce a five hour block of Māori
language tuition programming from 10am to 3pm.

Deaf Aotearoa appoint new Chief Executive
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Deaf Aotearoa has announced the appointment of Lachlan Keating based
in Christchurch as its Chief Executive.

>>From weekly language tips to a book: Mai i te kakano
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Weekly advice on te reo Māori in a newsletter has turned into the new
book by Heni Jacob called “Mai i te kakano”, produced by Te Wānanga o

Mai i te kakano cover

Chinese Community School thrives in Tauranga
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Since its opening in March, more than 80 people have enrolled in the
Chinese Community School which is held at Tauranga Girls College.

Taranaki Reo, Taranaki Tangata: Distinct Dialect highlighted
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Taranaki Reo, Taranaki Tangata Exhibition runs until late August
at Puke Ariki Museum in New Plymouth, with events that will also mark
Puanga – the Taranaki version of Matariki (Māori new year).

Mandarin Corner July Events
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Mandarin Corner meets Saturdays (excluding school holidays) at 3.15pm,
Room 103, 24 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University.

International Languages Week
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

International Languages Week will take place from Sunday 19 to
Saturday 25 August 2012.

Save the date: Language Weeks in 2012
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Cook Islands Māori Language Week will be held from Monday 6 to Friday 10 August.

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