Couple promote te reo M¯aori
children attend a Kura Kaupapa, and want help to continue the language at home.
He says the state of te reo Ma¯ ori in Te Tai Tokerau is reflective of the rest of the country.
‘‘It’s gone through a decline, some people moved away and the community broadened itself and became participants of the global language. We are looking at ways of revitalising the [Ma¯ori] language.’’
Rahera and Waihoroi Shortland are actively working to revitalise te reo Ma¯ori.