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Final Results Of 'Survey Of The Health Of Te Reo'

23 April 2002

Final Results Of The 'Survey Of The Health Of The Mäori Language' Now Available

Today the final results of the Survey of the Health of the Mäori Language 2001 were made available on the Te Puni Kökiri website www.tpk.govt.nz These replace the provisional results released late last year.

The survey undertaken by Statistics New Zealand on behalf of Te Puni Kökiri, collected information from 5,000 Mäori respondents, showed that 9% of Maori adults can speak Mäori 'well' or 'very well', while a further 33% have some Maori language speaking skills.

The results provide information about the knowledge and use of the Mäori language at both a national and regional level. This information can be used to assist government agencies, local iwi and Mäori communities in planning their own Mäori language programmes.

" Kua wätea mai inäianei ngä putanga tüturu o 'Te Rangahau mö te ora o te Reo Mäori.'

Nö te rä nei whakaputaina ai ngä putanga tüturu o Te Rangahau mö te Ora o te Reo Mäori ki te pae tukutuku a Te Puni Kökiri arä i www.tpk.govt.nz. Ko ënei ngä putanga tüturu o ngä putanga takitaro i pänuitia i te tömuritanga o te tau kua pahure nei ki muri.

Whakahaerehia ai te mahi rangahau nei e Te Tari Tatau i raro i tëtahi kirimana ki Te Puni Kökiri. I kohia ngä pärongo mai i ngä kai-whakautu Mäori e 5,000. I tohu ngä pärongo nei, e 9% o ngä pakeke Mäori e 'pai' ana, e 'tino pai' ana ränei ki te körero Mäori, ä, i tua atu, e 33% i kï he möhio rätou ki te körero Mäori.

Märama ana te takoto o ngä pärongo e pä ana ki te whakamahiatanga o te reo Mäori i ngä rohe, puta noa i te motu. He äwhina ënei pärongo mä ngä tari käwanatanga, ngä iwi me ngä hapori Mäori i a rätou ka whakahiato i ä rätou ake kaupapa reo Mäori.

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