Te Reo Māori in schools

Te Reo Māori in schools

We request that the House of Representatives support all children in Aotearoa New Zealand learning te reo Māori in their school

He tono tā mātou, me kaha tautoko e te Whare Pāremata ko te reo Māori me ōna tini tikanga hei kaupapa matua i ngā kura katoa o Aotearoa nei


Latest Supporters

  • ida 2017-06-23 08:09:59 +1200
  • Laura 2017-06-22 16:22:04 +1200
  • This is necessary for our future.
    Jacqui 2017-06-17 22:04:10 +1200
  • Paratai 2017-06-17 19:29:47 +1200
  • Erin 2017-06-17 19:00:13 +1200
  • Jette de Jong
    Jette 2017-06-17 18:31:28 +1200
  • Rachael 2017-06-17 17:45:23 +1200
  • It can only be beneficial for our youth to learn another language. That being said, this is not just any language but the native language of this country. Whenever i have traveled overseas i have been asked to say something in my native tongue and have been relieved to be able to do so. Finally, when one is learning Te Reo one also learns of the traditions and culture of the Maori people which brings a better understanding and so acceptance
    Sophia 2017-06-17 13:17:11 +1200
  • The Indigenous language of New Zealand is Te Reo Maori unlike others being offered in NZ schools. I believe it’s important for all students schooling in NZ schools – to speak Te Reo Maori the language of that land. Therefore I support the Green Party’s request HERE to the NZ’s House of Representatives – kia ora ra.
    Annie 2017-06-17 12:09:38 +1200
  • Janene Kemp
    Janene 2017-06-17 11:37:53 +1200

The Green Party supports universal te reo Māori in all public schools.  We have a responsibility to ensure that our indigenous language thrives in Aotearoa, and introducing all children to it at school is the best way to make that happen.  Learning a second language has proven benefits for children, as does Māori students being immersed in their own culture. Learning a language is also a fantastic way to respect, value and connect with a culture that isn’t your own.

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