The Health of the Māori Language in Tamaki Makau Rau 2006

Provision of Māori Language Services

The ability of people to develop their Māori language skills depends in part on opportunities to access te reo. The HML 2006 Survey gathered information on Māori radio and television, which shows that access rates and listening rates are high. Nearly all Māori adults in Tāmaki-Makau-Rau have access to Māori radio and television.

Sixteen percent of Māori adults are learning te reo to some degree. This is a high percentage, and reflects the positive disposition Māori have towards the language.

There are around 1,400 Māori children attending te reo based early childhood services in Tāmaki-Makau-Rau.

Schools in the region provide for around 4,500 Māori children learning in te reo to some degree. This is 12% of the Māori student population in Tāmaki-Makau-Rau.

Table of contents

The Health of the Māori Language in Tamaki Makau Rau 2006

  1. Māori Language Knowledge and Proficiency
  2. Māori Language Use
  3. Provision of Māori Language Services
  4. Conclusions

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