Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Consultation starts on the Mäori Language Strategy

12 March 2003

Consultation starts on the Mäori Language Strategy

Mäori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia encourages whänau, hapü, iwi and Mäori communities to participate in the consultation about 'He Moemoeä Ngätahi mo te Reo Mäori' - A shared vision for the future of Te Reo Mäori' as government seeks to fulfil its responsibilities to revitalise the language.

Parekura Horomia made the statement when he launched the consultation process and consultation document He Reo E Körerotia Ana – He Reo Ka Ora – 'He Moemoeä Ngätahi mo te Reo Mäori' this morning in Palmerston North.

Parekura Horomia said the government is committed to working in partnership with whänau, hapü, iwi and Mäori communities to promote the use of the Mäori language.

"Te Reo Mäori is an intrinsic part of tikanga Mäori. It is also important for all New Zealanders as the Mäori language underpins the cultural identity of New Zealand.

"Te Puni Kökiri has been revising the strategy for some time now and is about to begin a series of regional hui to test the direction and aims of the strategy compliment those of the people.

"I believe the government has a role to play in the promotion of the Mäori language however, it is important the revitalisation of te reo be driven by communities. Reo classes are already taking place in homes, halls, sports fields and many other meeting places as communities strive to strengthen their reo.

“The consultation round will help define the roles of government and Mäori so that we can co-ordinate and focus our resources for the betterment of te Reo Mäori, Mäori communities and the nation as a whole," Parekura Horomia said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news