The Health of the Māori Language in Waiariki 2006


Since the last HML Survey in 2001, the general health of the Māori language in Waiariki has improved. The full report provides valuable information to inform the work of language planners who have already implemented targeted initiatives to address some of the issues revealed in the report. For example, Te Mātāhauariki alongside Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Pūkenga and Ngāti Ranginui coordinate a language strategy for Tauranga Moana that guides iwi initiatives in the region. Over the next five years, the combined efforts of iwi and community groups have the potential to further improve the picture of language health in Waiariki.

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