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

  • 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
  • Nicholas 2017-09-11 17:23:01 +1200
  • Louisa 2017-09-10 15:25:53 +1200
  • He kakano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiatea. Ki te kore korero te reo Maori, ki te kore mohio ko wai koe? No wai koe? Ko te tumanako mo te Parimata i Aotearoa kia whakahonore, kia hapai i te reo Maori i nga kohanga reo, nga whare kohungahunga me nga kura katoa i tenei wahi ki te kore wareware nga tupuna kua whawhai i mua i a tatou kia whakamau ki to tatou taonga tongarewa. Mauri ora, mauri tau.
    Erena 2017-09-10 14:00:18 +1200
  • ko te reo te taekura o te whakaao mārama. like tino rangatiratanga, it was never ceded ; it was actively stamped out, part of the ethnicide practised colonially in these motu. I tautoko the rangatira who have said that if we’d had te reo universally available, alongside the context to educate parents with and the funding to do it well ,there ’d have been such understanding flow from that. Tāngata whenua would likely have avoided years of having to deal with Pākehā /tau iwi willed ignorance, monoculturalism, impeding tiriti justice, and racism both structural and personal.
    Alice 2017-09-05 15:42:47 +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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