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

  • I would love the idea of all children having the chance to learn te reo Māori in schools.

    As part of the planning, please remember that for those students who rely on assistive technology for learning or communication – there currently is no te reo synthetic voice option to be used on communication devices, educational apps, or even on our GPS systems that butch the pronunciation of our local place names. We will need funding to help ensure to create these synthetic voices :)

    I loved seeing Geneva speak so clearly about this issue on Attitude – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/attitude/episodes/s2017-e13
    Shannon 2017-11-30 14:24:52 +1300
  • Delphine 2017-11-25 16:24:04 +1300
  • Sarah 2017-11-05 18:53:41 +1300
  • Brittney 2017-10-25 21:42:47 +1300
  • Terence 2017-10-07 22:04:34 +1300
  • Amanda 2017-09-26 08:12:54 +1300
  • Agree
    Lee 2017-09-24 18:40:16 +1300
  • Hera 2017-09-21 11:01:43 +1200
  • I am the second generation to grow up not speaking Te Reo Maori in my whanau. I have siblings who have grandchildren making it four generations of maori growing up not speaking Te Reo Maori. This policy will restore mana back to my whanau through educating our children and mokopuna to korero Te Reo Maori. There is nothing proud about not being able to speak your own language.
    Ruiha 2017-09-17 19:42:15 +1200
  • Ioan 2017-09-13 08:27:31 +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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