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  • Jul 15, 2011
  • 01:31 AM

A way with words

Jim Mahoney / Sunday Star Times
First-year reo Maori student Jim Mahoney travels to Tauranga for a weekend of language immersion on a marae, and discovers a world few Pakeha are aware of.
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • 01:11 AM

Do your bit to 'save' te reo

Alice Te Puni / Gisborne Herald
Statistics accumulated over a 10-year period and released this week showed Ma Te Reo was having a significant impact on community-driven language revitalisation efforts in Tairawhiti, she said. The Ma Te Reo fund was set up in 2001 to provide financial support to projects contributing to community-based Maori language revitalisation.
  • Jul 12, 2011
  • 06:00 PM

Speaking te reo sets us apart

Glenis Philip-Barbara / The Dominion Post
...But I implore on you during this one week of the year, to consider the Maori language; its uniqueness, relevance, simplicity, beauty and official status as this country's indigenous language. Arohatia te Reo.
  • Jul 12, 2011
  • 03:16 PM

Fluency in Maori dying with elders

Paul Easton /
The death of elders fluent in te reo has been identified as a challenge for the Maori language. "These are people for whom Maori was their first language," Maori Language Commissioner Erima Henare said at the launch of Maori Language Week in Wellington yesterday. "As nature takes its course, the level of fluency is decreasing, even though the number of Maori speakers is rising."
  • Jun 21, 2011
  • 11:03 PM

Celebrating Maori Language Week 2011

Maori Language Week is only two weeks away and where else can you find programming in te reo but with New Zealand's only indigenous television network.
  • Jun 06, 2011
  • 07:24 PM

Te reo is Cathy's life

Matthew Martin / The Daily Post
For more than 35 years Rotorua's Cathy Dewes has toiled to bring the language of her people to the nation. Now she has been rewarded for her efforts by being made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.
  • May 24, 2011
  • 08:48 PM

AUT Launches International Centre For Language Revitalisation In The USA

This week AUT University academics launched the International Centre for Language Revitalisation at the United Nations, in New York City - a centre which could breathe life into many of the world’s endangered languages.
  • May 03, 2011
  • 02:11 PM

Toddlers get immersion in kapa haka

Adam Roberts / Nelson Mail
The weekly group, Matatupu, had its first session at Victory Community Church yesterday morning, with about 10 families enjoying an hour of songs, dances, and kai – all presented entirely in te reo.
  • Apr 17, 2011
  • 10:47 PM

Govt support for Maori language plan uncertain

New Zealand Herald
A plan to prevent the Maori language from dying out was launched today, but there are concerns about the Government's willingness to commit to it. Te Paepae Motuhake, an independent Maori language review panel, released its report today...
  • Apr 17, 2011
  • 01:05 AM

Fight to save national taonga

Anthony Hubbard / Sunday Star Times
The Maori language is a national treasure in danger. Last week a bunch of experts produced a new plan to rescue it, a plan ignored by most of the news media. The plan is important, and sheds a hard light on this great cause. But it casts a shadow of sadness too. Reviving endangered languages is dreadfully difficult.