The Health of the Māori Language in the Archives Sector 2006

This report provides an overview of Māori Language Archives in 2006. It highlights key activities and developments in the Māori language archives sector in recent years.

The report is divided into five main sections: a brief history of the Māori language and Māori language archives; an overview of the Māori Language Strategy (MLS) and the government function of Māori language archives; activities and engagement in Māori language archives; recent developments in Māori language archives; and conclusions.

Te Puni Kōkiri advises that users exercise caution when interpreting results from the 2006 Health of the Māori Language survey. This is due to limitations in the 2006 survey design that in particular affect comparability with the 2001 Health of the Māori Language survey.