Even though the Māori language obtained official language status some 27 years ago, Māori are still expending energy to revitalise and normalise the language within Aotearoa New Zealand. The challenge for Māori is to win the hearts and minds of mainstream New Zealanders, now and in the future to understand the enormous value of the language to the nation across the board – in education and media, in tourism and the broader economy, and to culture and society.
Te Kura Roa: Whaihua
Rāwinia Higgins, Poia Rewi and Vincent Olsen-Reeder launched this series of reports from the Te Kura Roa research programme in June 2017. The reports were presented to Te Kōhanga Reo and Te Ataarangi, with findings from the ‘Whaihua’ research project which was first initiated in 2010.
Download the report series below: