Revitalising te reo Māori

Te Reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is one of two official languages of the nation. The language itself is central to Māori culture, identity and forms part of the heritage of our country.

Last updated: Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | Rāapa, 13 Poutūterangi, 2024

We are committed to ensuring te reo Māori is a healthy, vibrant and thriving everyday language.

Te reo Māori is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s official languages and is fundamental to our nation’s culture and unique identity. It is recognised by the Crown as a taonga of iwi and Māori and is protected by the Treaty of Waitangi.

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