Mauri reo, Mauri ora
When the language is thriving, we all do well
Advocating for the normalisation of the Māori language
All Aucklanders play a valuable role in the normalisation of te reo Māori. To maintain and grow te reo Māori, everyone must be part of revitalising the language. Our goal is to support the visibility and promotion of the Māori language and culture. We support the Government’s aim of one million speakers of te reo Māori by 2040. This can only happen if we raise the status of the language. And more people learn the language.
You can also have your say by filling in this short Survey.
Comet will be hosting three webinars as part of the Tāmaki Makaurau Education Forum leading up to the election by hosting panels with Māori Educators, Rangatahi, and Politicians to get their ideas on how we can support the ongoing development of te reo Māori.
We want to get an understanding of their feedback on some key ideas including:
1. By the time all students leave secondary school, they have attained level four of the te reo Māori curriculum.
2. In teacher education providers, student teachers should meet level four of the te reo Māori as part of their training.
3. Pay scales in public realm to reward te reo Māori competence
4. Advocate for a stronger presence of Māori history and stories in our public spaces in Tāmaki Makaurau