Cou­ple pro­mote te reo M¯aori

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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.’’

BAY­LEY MOOR/STUFF

Ra­hera and Wai­horoi Short­land are ac­tively work­ing to re­vi­talise te reo Ma¯ori.

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